Veolia at Think Asia Think Hong Kong

At “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” at the Carrousel du Louvre, Antoine Frérot, Veolia CEO, presented the opportunities for Veolia of a presence in Hong Kong.

In 2000, Veolia set up its regional head office in Hong Kong, the commercial and financial hub of Asia, ideally situated as regards the 3 principal countries where the Group operates on the continent: China (Mainland), Korea and Japan. 

Veolia also exercises its 3 activities in Hong Kong through four principal contracts: the treatment of chemical waste (100,000 tons annually), the South East New Territories landfill (36% of Hong Kong’s waste), the sludge incineration plant (2,000 tons of sludge re-used in the form of heat and electricity each day), and the district cooling system plant at Kai Tak. 


Antoine Frérot, Président-directeur général de Veolia

Antoine Frérot
Chairman and CEO of Veolia

"Veolia employs approximately 190,000 people around the world, including 26,000 in Asia-Pacific" explained Antoine Frérot. The long-term contracts we operate under in Hong Kong will allow us to construct long-term relationships based on trust. In 2000, our turnover in Asia was €50 million. Today it is €1 billion

Sludge treatment plant in Hong Kong
Veolia in Hong Kong
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