The names of the five winners of the Global Startup Weekend Sustainable Revolution (GSWSR) were revealed at the closing ceremony held in Paris on 18 July. This competition, organized for the first time right across the world, took place in 53 cities during the two weekends of 14 and 21 June 2019.
On 4 July at its headquarters in Aubervilliers, Veolia gathered together a panel of experts to check progress on the climate issue.
The 10th edition of Veolia Summer School has just ended. From 30 June to 8 July, 36 master students from various universities and schools discovered Veolia and its activities.
Veolia and Les Éditeurs d'Éducation - an inter-professional association of school book publishers – are launching the "Ecogeste Lycées 2019" operation to recycle textbooks in 4,000 high schools in mainland France. The "Ecogeste Collèges" operation in 2016 and 2017, initiated by Belin Education and Veolia at the time of the reform of the secondary school curriculum resulted in 2.6 million textbooks, equivalent to 2,000 tonnes of paper, being recycled.
The three winners of the Air Quality Challenge come from Ecuador, Germany and China.
Carrefour, Système U and Veolia are joining forces in research and innovation to reduce single-use plastics in packaging. Their partner (RE)SET - a brand new company specializing in circular economy innovation - will launch a global challenge, from July to October 2019 via a collaborative platform, to identify and develop innovative solutions.
During the 2019 HR Initiatives Trophy ceremony on 19 June at the Group's Campus in Ile-de-France, Veolia rewarded seven HR initiatives. The aim of this award is to highlight the inventiveness of the teams and encourage the duplication of the best projects across the Group.