Corporate Social Responsibility

Veolia supports cities and industries in their transformation towards a more sober and less carbon-intensive economy, with lower environmental impact and greater social impact. The Group's mission is to: 

Resourcing the world. 

This mission marks our ambition for transformation for ourselves and for the world.

Our CSR approach is rooted in this mission and is fully integrated into our overall strategy. Three priorities have been defined: resourcing the planet, resourcing the territories, contributing to the well-being of our employees. 

Veolia's prosperity is based on its usefulness for all of its stakeholders, customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers, current populations and future generations, in the various territories where it operates. 

The constant dialogue and interaction with all of these stakeholders is a pledge of good mutual knowledge and understanding in order to best meet the various interests of these varied audiences.


Our CSR approach has a name: Resourcing Together. 

Our desire to serve society, the continuous improvement of our activities for the benefit of our customers but also of all our stakeholders and to progress in our overall performance. 

Our mission: to rejuvenate the world 

Resourcing Together: Veolia’s nine sustainable development commitments

Our CSR program, which incorporates our internal and external stakeholders, reflects our goal of Resourcing the World by contributing to an economy that serves humankind without doing disservice to the environment. 

To revitalize the planet

We make this ambition a reality every day with the desire to manage the sites we operate in an exemplary manner and to offer the most efficient and innovative solutions to our customers.

To revitalize the territories

Veolia is deeply rooted and involved in the regions. Our solutions contribute to the attractiveness and competitiveness of the communities and industries that operate there and to the vitality of the regions.


For the women and men of our company

Our primary responsibility is to ensure the well-being and development of our 171,500 employees. We do everything we can to be an employer of choice for our employees and all regions.



Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals


In 2015, the 193 UN member countries collectively adopted a new program made up of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
This new agenda involves States, but also NGOs, businesses, local communities and each of us. 

At Veolia, we are convinced that our activities actively contribute to progress for all. Since the definition of the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals, previous UN program) in 2000, the Group has provided more than 7.2 million people in developing and emerging countries with access to water. drinking water and connected more than 3.3 million people to sanitation services. 

In 2016, we wanted to define the contours of our contribution to the SDGs by involving our stakeholders. We carried out a multi-criteria analysis at 3 levels: 

  • link between the SDGs and Veolia's 9 commitments;
  • collection of the perception of our stakeholders on our contribution to the SDGs;
  • link between the SDGs and Veolia's growth sectors around the world. 

The first two levels of analysis have brought out 5 SDGs at the heart of our businesses: Veolia is a major player in sustainable cities (SDG 11) through the management of essential water and sanitation services (SDG 6) , energy (SDG 7) and cleanliness (SDG 11). Through its growing activities, Veolia promotes innovative industrial production methods (SDG 9) and more responsible consumption through the circular economy (SDG 12).
 The stakeholders consulted underlined the Group's capacity for innovation (SDG 9) and its relations with its stakeholders (SDG 17) as key axes for participating in the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in the fight against climate change (SDG 13).

Extra-financial rating

Veolia is assessed on its governance, its human resources management, its environmental performance, its sustainable purchasing policy, as well as its societal performance, allowing it to appear in specific stock market indices.

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Our commitments for sustainable development

Our commitments to sustainable development - Corporate Social Responsibility
The benchmark company for ecological transformation.
This document consolidates all of our Group's key information in terms of CSR performance (corporate social responsibility).