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To encourage initiatives by student associations, in 2008 Veolia and its Foundation launched the Student Solidarity Awards, which communicates the Group's societal approach to students in Grandes Écoles and universities. Yesterday at the Group's headquarters in Aubervilliers, Veolia's Chairman and CEO, Antoine Frérot, presented prizes to the 4 winners: selected from 128 candidates from all over the world (one third from abroad: Bulgaria, Canada, Senegal, Gabon, Cameroon, Benin, Hungary, Germany), they receive a financial endowment to help them carry out their project.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is launching a new initiative at the Eat Forum Food in Stockholm, Sweden, to redefine the global agri-food system. This initiative, with which Veolia is joining forces, brings together major cities and multinationals to develop circular economy solutions to combat climate change, health and pollution problems and the loss of biodiversity associated with the present food system. For 3 years, London, New York and São Paulo will be life size demonstrators of this redesigned local food chain.
This year's World Oceans Day’s theme of gender and the ocean is an opportunity to promote gender equality in ocean-related activities
"Beat air pollution": World Environment Day on 5 June organized by the UN, addresses one of the major environmental challenges of our time. The commitment of China, the host country for the 2019 World Environment Day celebrations, serves as an inspiration to countries across the world.
To mark the publication of the results of an Elabe study conducted for Veolia in France, Belgium and Shanghai (China), the Group Chairman and CEO Antoine Frérot unveils a new offering to improve indoor air quality.
AngloGold Ashanti, a South African mining company and the world's third largest gold producer, has entrusted Veolia with the operation and maintenance of all the water treatment plants at the Obuasi mine in southern Ghana.
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Veolia manages and recovers all the waste generated by the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès: red carpet, standard carpet, wood, paper and cardboard.
The schooner Tara will leave Monday 27 Lorient (France), her home port in Morbihan, for a new mission: "the origins of plastic pollution", with the support of the Veolia Foundation.
The International Day for Biological Diversity today addresses the theme: "Our biodiversity, our food, our health". UN Secretary-General António Guterres warns us: "Biological diversity is vital for human health and well-being. I urge all - governments, businesses and civil society - to take urgent action to protect and sustainably manage the fragile and vital web of life on our one and only planet."
In a world where food security and self-sufficiency challenges are critical, biodiversity is essential. Veolia's mission of "resourcing the world" also means preserving biodiversity, which provides the raw materials, food, drinking water and molecules that are essential for human health.
VivaTech brings together 9,000 start-ups, 1,900 investors and 300 large groups in Paris from 16 to 18 May to talk about Tech for Good, women's entrepreneurship and Europe. Veolia, together with its partner start-ups, presents its connected technologies and digital services for municipalities, industry and citizens. An opportunity on the stand to discover or test the digital solutions serving the environment: waste sorting robots, drones to prevent pollution, smart citizens apps.