The prestigious award, designed to encourage companies to define and apply responsible business practices, recognized Veolia’s efforts in the UAE for the second year in a row; while the Oman award comes as an affirmation of Veolia’s dedication to its mission and responsibility in the region.
Xavier Joseph, Veolia’s Chief Executive Officer in the Gulf, said: “The Corporate Social Responsibility Label award is a testimony of our commitment to developing, preserving and replenishing resources, across the region. CSR continues to play a key role within our operations and we are honored to be recognized for the second year running for our contribution over the last year. We pride ourselves on our innovative solutions which look to preserve precious natural resources through efficient conservation and management systems.”
“We are delighted to become one of the first companies to be awarded this prestigious label by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry for our activities in the Sultanate of Oman”, he added.
Launched in December 2013, Veolia Corporate Social Responsibility Plan in Oman aims at proficiently contributing to the Omani economic and social development, while highlighting the concepts of sustainable development, energy consumption, and efficient water resource usage.
Veolia is the global leader optimized resources management. It has been operating in the Middle East for 20 years and has approximately 3,200 employees. The company provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in the three areas of water management, waste management and energy management. In 2013, Veolia supplied 94 million people around the world with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service.
Created in May 2004, the Veolia Foundation supports non-profit community-oriented projects contributing to outreach, workforce development and environmental conservation, in France and internationally. Veolia provides emergency aid during national disasters and humanitarian crises by facilitating access to water and wastewater services, energy and waste management. Besides these crisis situations, the Foundation has supported over 1,000 development projects and conducted over 150 expertise missions.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 179,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2014, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.4 billion* in 2014. www.veolia.com
(*) 2014 pro-forma figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France.