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Organized by the United Nations between 9 and 18 July in New York, the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) evaluates the implementation of the agenda for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year's theme is "transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies" and reviews progress on SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17. Pierre Victoria, Veolia's Director of Sustainable Development, presented the Group’s contributions.
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Aurélien Cadiou, President of the Association Nationale des Apprentis de France (ANAF) and Antoine Frérot, Veolia Chairman and CEO, today signed a partnership agreement at the Group's headquarters in Aubervilliers. The goal is to promote communication on apprenticeships and help support apprentices in the Veolia Campus network.
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The Veolia Foundation is renewing its support for the Nanoé Développement association, which is experimenting with a new decentralized solar electrification model in Madagascar. The project relies on "nano-entrepreneurs" trained in the management of innovative "nano-grids". A revolution in the approach to access to energy in Africa.
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Bordeaux’s Metropolitan Council has chosen Veolia for its wastewater treatment and rainwater management. The 7-year public service contract will begin on 1 January, 2019. It covers the management of 6 waste water treatment plants and networks of 4,200 km, with a total treatment capacity for a population equivalent of 1.15 million inhabitants.
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This year the Rencontres Économiques event in Aix-en-Provence was on the theme of "world metamorphoses". From 6 to 8 July, it brought together 250 speakers from all over the world. Veolia Chairman and CEO Antoine Frérot was invited to Friday’s round table entitled "tomorrow, even more revolutions?". A look at the key points of his intervention.
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In Rousset in Bouches-du-Rhône, Veolia, PV CYCLE and the Syndicat des Énergies Renouvelables today open the first line in France and in Europe dedicated to recycling end-of-life photovoltaic panels. The plant will process 1,800 tonnes of material this year - a quantity that will gradually increase to 4,000 tonnes.
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Veolia and InVivo, the leading French agricultural cooperative group, today signed a partnership agreement to develop the circular economy in the world of agriculture. Their cooperation covers four themes: water resource management, reuse of treated wastewater for irrigation, urban agriculture and digital solutions.
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On Monday, 2 July, the students attending the 9th Veolia Summer School presented their work at Veolia headquarters in Aubervilliers in the presence of Antoine Frérot, Group Chairman and CEO.
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On Friday 22 June in Paris, a debate was held on the legal and economic issues involved in the Global Pact for the Environment. The event brought together Laurent Fabius, former president of COP 21 and president of France’s constitutional council, Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to the UN Secretary-General, and Antoine Frérot, Veolia Chairman and CEO.