Group Overview

Our Purpose : Resourcing the world 

In a world of growing needs and dwindling reserves, access to basic resources is becomingly increasingly complex and a source of tension. In response to these challenges, Veolia is developing durable solutions to supply the greatest possible number of people with the resources needed to ensure the wellbeing of communities, to make regions attractive and to underpin the performance of companies. These solutions include access to safe drinking water and energy services for cities and their inhabitants, services to industry to guarantee continuous supplies for production processes, and recovery systems for materials within a circular economy.

In this way, the result of 160 years of history, Veolia's Purpose is to “Contribute to human progress”. It is in line with its “Resourcing the World” mission statement. It states the fundamental way in which Veolia will act. It is both the direction in which the Group is heading and a means to give  its actions a firmer long-term foundation.



An approach of shared progress with and for our stakeholders

Fundamental and designed for the long term, Veolia's purpose is much more than mere words.
It is the first step in a broader vision of business in which "each company is a mosaic of stakeholders whose expectations must be equitably taken into account when sharing the value created.”

It is a compass that helps us set and hold our course over the long-term, a shared progress approach that concerns all Group employees. It is pursued for the benefit of all stakeholders and is applied through the Impact 2023 strategic program.


Managing the business through a multifaceted performance

Veolia is committed to a multifaceted performance with the same level of consideration and expectations as regards its economic, financial, commercial, social, societal and environmental performance. Its 18 indicators are associated with progress targets for 2023. These will be regularly audited and measured by independent bodies. They will be used to calculate the variable compensation of Veolia's senior executives.

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A Global Footprint 

Present on five continents with more than 171,000 employees, Veolia designs and deploys water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of cities and industries. These three complementary activities allow Veolia to help develop access to resources as well as preserving and renewing available resources.

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