In November at the 2019 Fleet Europe Awards in Estoril (Portugal), the title of European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year was won by Veolia’s Arnaud Willing-Salleron, Group Fleet Director and Wilfried Duchez, Group Fleet Deputy Director.
This European award for optimised fleet management rewards employees who have made a substantial contribution to their company's fleet management in terms of policy harmonisation, process efficiencies, partner and supplier selection, data management, and cost optimisation.
Veolia manages more than 20,000 vehicles in France on a platform that serves as a model for Veolia's worldwide fleet of 40,500 vehicles, including 13,800 in Europe (excluding France). Veolia’s vehicle fleet management team (VEGA) is centralized within the Global Procurement Department, and is 100% dedicated to managing the Group's fleet in relation to global purchasing and operational fleet management in France. A pooled purchasing tool, a single automotive policy and a single set of processes form the basis of Veolia's operational performance and purchasing efficiency.
The award was presented by Nuno Coutinho, Sales Vice President at DS Automobiles.
"Gradually moving towards an electric vehicle fleet will limit its environmental footprint: VEGA has recently decided to integrate electric and hybrid vehicles into its fleet. And for Veolia employees who drive up to 25,000 km/year, it was decided to ban diesel completely. In addition, to support employees interested in electric vehicles, Veolia is offering them 30 days’ hire of an internal combustion vehicle suitable for long weekend and holiday trips, and a card to access public recharging infrastructures, with a mobile application enabling them to locate the nearest available terminals," explained Arnaud Willing-Salleron.