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Impact Awards

Projects that turn the tide for ecological transformation!
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Veolia launched the first edition of its Impact Awards in September 2019, a few months after announcing its Purpose. In 2021-2022, the second edition was held: it rewarded and highlighted exemplary and inspiring in-house projects with a balanced impact between each of the five dimensions of the Group's multifaceted performance around the world. 

Veolia's Purpose is implemented through its strategic program, Impact 2023, launched in February 2020 for a period of four years. The Group is committed to delivering multifaceted performance, with the same high standards and constant focus on performance across all spheres: environmental, commercial, social, societal, economic and financial.

The goal of our new Impact 2023 strategic plan is highly ambitious: to make Veolia the benchmark company for ecological transformation.
Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO of Veolia.

 

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Veolia

In order to highlight inspiring and replicable projects, proof of this multifaceted performance, as well as the commitment of employees from the Group's various zones and business units, Antoine Frérot decided to launch the Impact Awards. The first edition, held in September 2019, rewarded 5 exemplary projects in each of the dimensions of multifaceted performance.

The second edition was held from February 2021 to February 2022, rewarding 5 ambitious projects proposing innovative solutions with a positive impact and balance between each of the 5 dimensions of multifaceted performance to meet the essential needs of tomorrow.

 

Key figures of the 2nd edition of the Impact Awards

From February 2021 to February 2022

Over 100 candidate projects

40 participant countries

14 finalists Group 
selected locally

4 winners and 1 special prize chosen
by a jury and the Group's employees

This year, for the first time, the Jury included members of Veolia's Executive Committee and Management Board as well as representatives of the Group's five stakeholder categories:

Antoine Frérot - Chairman and CEO
Estelle Brachlianoff - Chief Operating Officer
Claude Laruelle - Chief Financial Officer
Isabelle Calvez - Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Pierre-Yves Pouliquen - Sustainable Development Director
Abdelkhaliq Zenati, Operations Manager, SARP - EMPLOYEES
Pierre-Emmanuel Reymund, Head of the "foresight, partnerships, territorial innovations" mission, Toulouse Métropole - CLIENTS
Anne-Claire Impériale, Co-Head of ESG Research, SycomoreAM - SHAREHOLDERS
Marie de Penanros, CSR, Transformation & Quality Director, ALD - SOCIETY
Géraud Guibert, Chairman, La Fabrique Ecologique - PLANET

“The Impact Awards highlight new projects that have a strong impact on society and the environment. In a way, they illustrate Veolia's commitment to society and its role in the general interest and the challenges of the future, such as the climate, biodiversity and social balance.”
Géraud Guibert, Chairman, La Fabrique écologique, PLANET.

“The Impact Awards reflect, in my opinion, Veolia's ability to respond in an integrated manner to local issues, which are often multifaceted, from a social, societal, environmental, commercial, economic and financial perspective. To me, this is the strength of a Group that is both global and local, since the vast majority of its clients are anchored in their territory.”
Pierre-Emmanuel Reymund, Head of the "foresight, partnerships, territorial innovations" mission, Toulouse Métropole, CLIENTS.

“The Impacts Awards of a group like Veolia, brings out the excellence of what we can offer at an international, global level. That is to say that today we were lucky enough, from our seat, to be able to have a window, to have a look at what we do best on planet Veolia and on planet Earth.”
Abdelkhaliq Zenati, Operations Manager, SARP, EMPLOYEES.

Watch the video of the 4 winning projects, chosen by the jury, and the 2 projects chosen by the employees!

Jury’s First Prize: The "La Mé" project, in the Ivory Coast

The "La Mé” project is responding to Abidjan's challenge of ensuring sustainable access to water by using surface water rather than groundwater, thanks to Veolia's new water production plant in Africa.

Jury’s Second Prize: "Sinopec: The Yanshan Project"in China

 Veolia Asia helps Sinopec, Asia's largest petrochemical company, to effectively reduce its water and carbon footprint and restore biodiversity and a wetland that will benefit local people.

Jury’s Third Prize: The "Rob'Inn" project of the Veolia France Waste Solutions business line

100% recovery thanks to Rob'Inn, an innovative robot developed by Veolia France Waste Solutions to sort furniture waste.

 

Special Jury Prize: The "Vertig'Ovation" project of the Environmental Maintenance Industry and Construction zone in France

Sarp's Vertig'Ovation aims to create a new resin lining inside vertical wastewater and stormwater pipes to avoid leakage and pipe replacement, thereby reducing the carbon footprint.

 

Resourcers' Award

Our employees had the opportunity to vote for their favourite project.

Two projects came in as a tie!

"Sinopec: The Yanshan Project" in China

 Veolia Asia helps Sinopec, Asia's largest petrochemical company, to effectively reduce its water and carbon footprint and restore biodiversity and a wetland that will benefit local people.

"BioCNG Transformation" in the Czech Republic

The Prague wastewater treatment plant's upgrading station converts the biogas produced into bioCNG, which is then used as fuel by Veolia and the city's fleet.