Group Overview

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 

€24,390 million in revenue

3 core businesses (Water, Waste management & Energy services)

163,226 employees around the world


・100 million people supplied with water

・61 million people connected to wastewater systems

・4,052 water production plants managed 

・2,928 wastewater treatment plants managed


・37,339 thermal installations managed 

・551 heating and cooling networks managed

・44 million MWh produced

・2,086 industrial sites managed



・40 million people provided with collection services on behalf of municipalities

・764,477 business customers

・45 million metric tons of treated waste

・591 waste-processing facilities operated 


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:

  • The circular economy, to tackle the problem of dwindling raw materials, water and energy resources
  • Innovative solutions to improve life in cities and related services
  • Treating difficult pollutions, such as toxic waste, treatment sludge and contaminated wastewater
  • Dismantling for oil rigs, ships, aircraft and nuclear plants
  • The food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries, ensuring compliance with stringent standards on health, safety and quality
  • Mining & metal and power industries, which requires extensive resources
  • The oil & gas and chemical industries, governed by increasingly demanding environmental standards