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 169,000 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 solutionsto provide, protect and replenish resources while increasing their efficiency from an environmental, economicand social standpoint. Such initiatives are all part of Veolia's ongoing campaign to resource the world. 


Highlights 2017


€ 25.12 billion in revenue 

3 core businesses: 
Water, Waste Management & Energy Services

169,000 employees
around the world


 • 96 million people supplied with drinking water 

 • 62 million people connected to wastewater systems

 • 4,117 drinking water production plants managed

 •  2,978 wastewater treatment plants managed


• 595 district and local heating and cooling networks

• 45 million MWh produced
• 40,210 multi-family housing units managed

• 2,291 industrial facilities managed


 •  Collection services for more than 40 million people on behalf of local authorities

 •  737,917 business customers

 •  47 million metric tons of waste treated

 •  579 treatment plants 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: