10 february 2014

Novartis has renewed its trust in Veolia Environnement by renewing the contract for the management of its industrial utilities in Basel (Switzerland) and at 15 of its largest sites in Europe

Since 2001, Veolia has supported Novartis' operational, economic and environmental performance approach at its Basel complex. Novartis was keen to further improve its environmental and economic performance, and decided to extend this model of integrated management to 15 of its largest sites in the world.

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The replication of best practices, innovations and expertise that Veolia has developed and rolled out in Basel will make it possible to amplify the savings generated by the industrial utilities at these sites, while at the same time improving their environmental performance of 15 of Novartis' largest sites in Western Europe (France, Italy, Spain and Ireland).

I am delighted that Veolia's capacity for innovation, its know-how and expertise are able to assist Novartis in continuing to maximize the productivity of its facilities while also minimizing their environmental footprint.
Antoine Frérot, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environnement
Veolia contributes to defining a new standard for services and environmental performance in the area of industrial facility management
Patrick Le Vaillant, President of Veolia Environnement Industries

New operating modes of mutualized production of utilities

Veolia has also designed and implemented new operating modes of mutualized production of utilities promoting the optimization of the sites' energy mix consumption, including the increase of onsite production of electricity and recovery of the end-steam produced. Non-recyclable solvents especially are recovered in the form of heat energy, used at a 100,000-square meter shopping mall and a nearby tertiary sector building, an example of synergies between industrial and urban environments. These innovations have enabled Novartis to reduce its CO2 emissions by more than 20% between 2007 and 2009, or the equivalent of 2,000 round-the-world plane trips