Veolia in brief

Around the globe, Veolia helps cities and industries to manage, optimize and make the most of their resources. The company provides an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials – with a focus on waste recovery – to promote the transition toward a circular economy.

Veolia's 163,226 employees are tasked with contributing directly to the sustainability performance of customers in the public and private sectors, allowing them to pursue development while protecting the environment.

To this end, the company designs and deploys specialist solutions to provide, protect and replenish resources while increasing their efficiency from an environmental, economic and social standpoint. Such initiatives are all part of Veolia's ongoing campaign to resource the world. 


Highlights 2016


3 core businesses: 
Water, Waste Management & Energy Services

€24.39 billion in revenue


163,226 employees
around the world


100 million people supplied with drinking water 

61 million people connected to wastewater systems

4,052 drinking water production plants managed 

2,928 wastewater treatment plants operated 


• 37,339 thermal installations managed 

44 million MWh produced

2,086 industrial facilities managed 

551 district and local heating and cooling networks


591 treatement plats operated 

45 million metric tons of waste treated

764,477 business customers 

• Collection services for more than 40 million people on behalf of local authorities 


Veolia has identified seven key growth markets, representing sectors with significant potential to generate revenue, in which resource strain drives growing demand for narrowly specialized expertise. These sectors are opening up new opportunities for environmental services in which Veolia already provides benchmark solutions: