The competition

Since 1998, the Trophées Performance awards have recognized the most innovative work produced by engineering and business students in their final year of studies.

Present your final-year thesis to a judging panel of Veolia professionals and win a trip and the opportunity to make some great contacts!

Depending on your topic, you will be entered into one of three categories: Cities, Industries and Performance. Each category is divided into two subcategories: internal (if you are an intern at Veolia) or external (if you interned at another company or did not intern).

WIN A TRIP: This Year, win a trip to SYDNEY ! 

2017 Sydnet
2017 Rules for Veolia Group student interns
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As a Trophées Performance award winner, you'll receive and a travel grant and round-trip airfare to the destination, where you’ll be welcomed by local Veolia staff should you so wish. And you'll have the opportunity to find out more about what we do and our international expertise.



2017 Rules for Non Veolia Group student
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As part of Veolia's commitment to support higher education, each winner's university or graduate school will receive €4,000!



Since 1998, each year's winners have explored new horizons:
Miami in 1998, New York in 1999, Vilnius and Rio in 2002, Sydney in 2003, Beijing in 2004, Brazil in 2005, the United States in 2006, China in 2007, St. Petersburg in 2008, Sao Paulo in 2009, Bombay in 2010, Rabat in 2011, Chicago in 2012, Singapore in 2013, Abu Dhabi in 2014 and Seoul in 2015.



Your topic must be related to one of our business activities or applicable to one of the functions of a large company such as Veolia.

The rules
To be eligible for the competition, work must be completed:
  • by one or more students (maximum 3);
  • during the final year of a five-year university degree (European standard) ending in the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Cost-effective management, in an intelligent and innovative manner, of quality services for water, energy and waste. Ability to put in place new circular economy models, to determine the dynamics and the attractiveness of cities.
Develop technological, financial and social solutions to improve the quality of life for inhabitants.
Save and renew resources, minimizing the environmental footprints of the territories.


Implement sustainable solutions to ensure the long term viability of industrial activities, maintain growth. 
Recover non-hazardous and hazardous wastes, soil decontamination, dismantling of sensitive facilities, water recycling, energy management…


Provide access to essential services, to an equitable distribution of resources and their preservation. Implementation of sustainable solutions, progress initiatives at the service of all. 
Measure and monitor the impact of activities on the environment and public health in a fully transparent manner through the environmental management system. Design and deploy solutions to optimize the use of different resources and preserve them.
Enable human resource realities and operational practices to be accurately identified.


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