Sustainable Development

A global leader in environmental services, Veolia Environnement has put sustainable development issues at the forefront of its strategy (water service management and protection of water resources, integrated waste management to promote its treatment, recycling and recovery, optimisation of energy consumption to conserve energy and reduce carbon, and global transportation management to fight climate change).

In addition to this sense of environmental responsibility, VE has also undertaken a progressive social, societal and economic approach through its local businesses. This sustainable development focus is also reflected in the way that the financial and extra-financial communities alike acknowledge our performance.


Extra-financial ratings and inclusion in specialized stock market indexes provide a measure of companies’ sustainable development performance. The principal areas evaluated are governance, human resources management, environmental performance, ethics, human rights, customer care, supplier relations and dialogue with civil society.
  • Veolia Environnement has been included in the Ethibel Sustainability Indexes (Vigeo) since 2002. The Ethibel Sustainability indexes offer an overall view of the financial performance of the world's largest companies in terms of sustainable development
  • Veolia Environnement has been listed in the British FTSE4Good index since 2004.
  • The European Index ASPI Eurozone comprises the 120 most competitive companies in terms of social and environmental responsibility listed in the Eurozone. In 2010, Veoli Environment was included again in the index, as it was from 2004 to June 2008.
  • Since 2005 Veolia has steadily progressed in its assessment by the Carbon Disclosure Project. In 2013 the Company was selected as part of the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, among the 15 best French companies distinguished for information transparency related to the emission of Greenhouse gases. This information is available to investors via CDP’s web site :