About us

Leaders in Environmental Performance

1.1 - Who We Are

Veolia aims to deliver the operational solutions across water, waste and energy that drive bottom line savings, whilst delivering optimal sustainabilty performance for our customers.


Today more than ever before, natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce, the challenges of urbanisation and consumerism, coupled with the impacts of climate change have ensured we must question our relationship with these resources, and develop innovative models that support growth and sustainability.

Veolia in Australia and New Zealand has more than 40 years’ experience across the areas of water, waste and energy. We are the only integrated environmental solutions provider working across industrial, commercial and municipal sectors.

To make the switch from a resource consumption rationale to a use-and-recovery approach in today’s circular economy, Veolia designs and implements solutions aimed at improving access to resources while at the same time protecting and renewing those same resources.

Each and every day, Veolia’s employees together with our clients are resourcing the world.

We resource the world by using less and doing more through integrated design, plugging natures services back into the man-made world and providing the environmental infrastructure that forms the foundation for growth. By environmental instructure we mean improving access to resources, preserving and replenishing resources.

Our local knowledge, teams with global expertise ensures we have an intimate understanding of the issues heavy, commercial and municipal industries face.
 

Integrated by Design

Our plug-in solutions for water, waste and energy are built to work together in one integrated system, so you use fewer resources and spend more time concentrating on your core business.

Our list of plug-ins is exhaustive as we want to ensure we have the right solution for your unique operation, see how we’ve plugged-in to our clients operations below:
 

 

Vision, Mission and Values

Global Vision: Improve people's lives and preserve the environment
Mission: Creative solutions for our environment

Our brand’s mission is to provide creative solutions for our environment derives from the challenge expressed through our vision. Our core capabilities translate our brand promise into tangible solutions in each of their respective areas.

Our brand attributes are expressed through the daily commitment and achievements of the women and men who work for Veolia Environnement.  These attributes link our identity to the solutions we deliver in response to our clients’ needs.

Veolia’s fundamental values - responsibility, solidarity, respect, innovation and customer focus, underline the foundation of its economic, social and environmental performance:
  • Responsibility
    We are aware of the impact our everyday actions have in improving the living conditions of people worldwide. We never forget how our business affects our employees and society as a whole and base our actions on our understanding of the general public interest.
    Our managers are expected to take full responsibility for the decisions they make in carrying out their duties and managing their teams.
     
  • Solidarity
    At Veolia this value applies to relationships entered into with all stakeholders. Concretely, this value is expressed by developing solutions which enable us to provide essential services for everyone, which we consider to be one of our major social responsibilities.
     
  • Respect
    This value guides the individual conduct of all group employees and is expressed by compliance with the law and the group’s internal rules and through the respect shown to others.
     
  • Innovation
    Our creative research and innovative technologies combine to ensure that we are continuously improving our environmental solutions, now and for the future. Improving quality of service and value for our customers is a priority, reflected in our constant willingness to explore new scientific frontiers.
     
  • Customer Focus
    Our ability to listen carefully and professionally, and anticipate and adapt to client needs reflects our commitment to building solid, lasting relationships.

Organisational Key Figures

Global
  • Revenue: €24.96B
  • Employees: 174,000
  • 100 million people provided with drinking water;
  • 63 million people connected to wastewater systems;
  • 39 million residents provided  with waste-collection services on behalf of local authorities;
  • 779 district and local heating and cooling networks managed

Australia and New Zealand
  • Revenue: A$1.34B
  • Employees: Over 4000
  • 68 water & wastewater treatment plants
  • Over 100 waste management, resource recovery and industrial cleaning sites
  • Provided water services for up to 3 million people
  • Delivered waste management and recycling services for over 60,000 customers

Understanding our Brand

The word ‘Veolia’ is derived from the name Aeolus; and within Greek mythology, Aeolus was the ruler of the winds.

The brand team from within Veolia at the time however made a few changes to Aeolus, dropping the ‘us’ on the end in favour of ‘ia’, and, to heighten the air reference, adding a ‘V’ to the beginning, which is the first letter of the French word for wind or ‘vent’.
 

What does the circle symbol in our logo represent?

The circle symbol in our logo is designed to represent three elements: continuity, a ring and protection. Essentially, the circle symbolises unity, and the focus of us (human beings) as key to bringing our company together. Further to this, the circle is used to represent our planet and the fragility of its richness and equilibrium.

The ring feature is about the relationship and union between the individual and the community. It is about the partnerships we build amongst each other and also between employees and the wider community.

Lastly, at the heart of our symbol is the representation of our people. The graphic at the base of our logo is representative of two arms coming together to enfold and protect.
  • Our Values

    Vision, Mission and Values

    Global Vision: Improve people's lives and preserve the environment
    Mission: Creative solutions for our environment

    Our brand’s mission is to provide creative solutions for our environment derives from the challenge expressed through our vision. Our core capabilities translate our brand promise into tangible solutions in each of their respective areas.

    Our brand attributes are expressed through the daily commitment and achievements of the women and men who work for Veolia Environnement.  These attributes link our identity to the solutions we deliver in response to our clients’ needs.

    Veolia’s fundamental values - responsibility, solidarity, respect, innovation and customer focus, underline the foundation of its economic, social and environmental performance:
    • Responsibility
      We are aware of the impact our everyday actions have in improving the living conditions of people worldwide. We never forget how our business affects our employees and society as a whole and base our actions on our understanding of the general public interest.
      Our managers are expected to take full responsibility for the decisions they make in carrying out their duties and managing their teams.
       
    • Solidarity
      At Veolia this value applies to relationships entered into with all stakeholders. Concretely, this value is expressed by developing solutions which enable us to provide essential services for everyone, which we consider to be one of our major social responsibilities.
       
    • Respect
      This value guides the individual conduct of all group employees and is expressed by compliance with the law and the group’s internal rules and through the respect shown to others.
       
    • Innovation
      Our creative research and innovative technologies combine to ensure that we are continuously improving our environmental solutions, now and for the future. Improving quality of service and value for our customers is a priority, reflected in our constant willingness to explore new scientific frontiers.
       
    • Customer Focus
      Our ability to listen carefully and professionally, and anticipate and adapt to client needs reflects our commitment to building solid, lasting relationships.
  • Our Key Figures

    Organisational Key Figures

    Global
    • Revenue: €24.96B
    • Employees: 174,000
    • 100 million people provided with drinking water;
    • 63 million people connected to wastewater systems;
    • 39 million residents provided  with waste-collection services on behalf of local authorities;
    • 779 district and local heating and cooling networks managed

    Australia and New Zealand
    • Revenue: A$1.34B
    • Employees: Over 4000
    • 68 water & wastewater treatment plants
    • Over 100 waste management, resource recovery and industrial cleaning sites
    • Provided water services for up to 3 million people
    • Delivered waste management and recycling services for over 60,000 customers
  • Our Brand

    Understanding our Brand

    The word ‘Veolia’ is derived from the name Aeolus; and within Greek mythology, Aeolus was the ruler of the winds.

    The brand team from within Veolia at the time however made a few changes to Aeolus, dropping the ‘us’ on the end in favour of ‘ia’, and, to heighten the air reference, adding a ‘V’ to the beginning, which is the first letter of the French word for wind or ‘vent’.
     

    What does the circle symbol in our logo represent?

    The circle symbol in our logo is designed to represent three elements: continuity, a ring and protection. Essentially, the circle symbolises unity, and the focus of us (human beings) as key to bringing our company together. Further to this, the circle is used to represent our planet and the fragility of its richness and equilibrium.

    The ring feature is about the relationship and union between the individual and the community. It is about the partnerships we build amongst each other and also between employees and the wider community.

    Lastly, at the heart of our symbol is the representation of our people. The graphic at the base of our logo is representative of two arms coming together to enfold and protect.