38 countries contributed to this second edition, with participation up 40% from last year. The jury - representatives of the sustainable development, human resources and communications departments -selected and rewarded 42 personal initiatives, including:
- In the Philippines, protecting biodiversity by building artificial ocean reefs.
- In Oman, watering trees on a farm using the water collected by a drip system, thus reducing water consumption by 70%.
- In Poland, recovering heat from a chimney conduit to heat a workshop using a homemade system.
- In Spain, contributing to reforesting areas devastated by forest fires by planting a drought-resistant species of tree.
Resourcing the world also depends on the personal commitment of Veolia employees all over the world.
Date of publication: 11 December 2015