27 june 2014

Resourcing the sea – Highlights of the Kiel sailing festival

Within the framework of their partnership with Kieler Woche, the world-famous sailing race, Veolia would like to raise awareness among the general public of the need to preserve the oceans and the shoreline.

The Group will be present for the whole week, and wants to show that if resources are damaged less and used in a more responsible way, it makes for new resources available for the future.

Etienne Petit, Managing Director of Veolia Germany, talks about the importance of this nautical event and the message sent out by the actions taken by the Group to preserve and promote marine resources.



Sailing to promote a resourced ocean – the highlights of the Kiel sailing festival

Skipper Philipp Buhl, sponsored by Veolia, participates at the KielerWoche with two aims – to win the first place in race aboard his LASER dinghy, and to raising awareness on the preservation of oceans. 

His first objective is achieved: he won his third consecutive LASER class title.

Water provides the source for his sport: he treasures it to better sail upon it –report from Philipp Buhl, live from Kiel.




Recycling waste– quite an art! – the highlights of the Kiel sailing festival

Upcycling is a concept in keeping with the times and the perspective of 
a sustainable future. Supporting Sandra Wiesthal’s artistic project, designing a 
boat made out of waste products in the setting of the greatest world sailing event, KielerWoche, makes perfect sense.

On the Kieler Woche site, Berlin artist Sandra Wiesthal has accepted the challenge to create a boat in one week out of debris collected from cleaning the beach in Kiel and in the waste sorting centre managed by Veolia. This is a symbolic and artistic evocation of the circular economy.


>> Resourcing the world – an approach at the heart of Veolia’s activities