Veolia has decided to strengthen its compliance system by developing its scheme for preventing and detecting risky practices. Reporting directly to Antoine Frérot, Veolia Chairman and CEO, Jean-Baptiste Carpentier has been appointed Chief Compliance Officer of Veolia Group effective January 4, 2018.
Jean-Baptiste Carpentier’s role will notably be to consolidate Veolia’s compliance strategy, both within the company and with its partners. He will also ensure the compliance policy is deployed and supervised throughout the company. The scope of the compliance department notably includes infringement of human rights and environmental protections, as well as anti-competitive practices and breaches of financial market integrity, as the goal is to protect the entire Veolia group and all its stakeholders.
Jean-Baptiste Carpentier, 53, is a law graduate and a former senior French Treasury official. He began his career in 1988 as a legal intern then as assistant district attorney for Le Mans from 1990 to 1995. He served as assistant general counsel to the Interministerial Council for industrial restructuring from 1995 to 1998, then as deputy director for Criminal Matters and Pardons from 2000 to 2002. He was then appointed legal advisor to the Minister of the Economy from 2005 to 2007, then legal director of APE, the French agency for state holdings, from 2007 to 2008. He headed the French Finance Ministry’s Tracfin department, which fights money laundering, from 2008 to 2015, then became interministerial representative for economic intelligence in 2015 followed by commissioner for strategic information and economic security at the Ministry for the Economy and Finance in 2016.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 163 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 30 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.39 billion in 2016. www.veolia.com
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