Usefulness, at the heart of our strategic vision
Convinced about the role and usefulness of businesses in meeting society's expectations, under the impetus of its Chairman and CEO the Veolia Group is one of the first French companies to have defined its purpose. He says
"a business is prosperous because it is useful and not the other way around".
Veolia's purpose was developed through a long process of work and unprecedented collaboration involving the company's management bodies, employees, the Critical Friends Committee (external experts), customers, people' panels, and so on.
Veolia's purpose was adopted by its Board of Directors and presented at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on 18 April 2019.
Veolia's purpose is not just a slogan, it is expressed in a complete text
Veolia’s purpose is to contribute to human progress by firmly committing to the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. It is with this aim in mind that Veolia sets itself the task of “Resourcing the world” through its environmental services business.
Veolia's purpose hinges on the answers to 4 questions:
- In what way is Veolia useful to society?
- What is its mission?
- How is Veolia different from other companies?
- For whom and how is the wealth generated shared?