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Name: Veolia, France
Location: Paris, France
Veolia France

Date Published: July 6, 2017, 10:58 a.m.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 187,000 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 2013, Veolia group supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) recorded a consolidated revenue of €23.4 billion in 2013.



Smart services are revolutionizing city management. They make urban services smarter and more efficient. To support local authorities and companies in their digital transformation, Veolia designs smart waste collection solutions – for example by introducing electronic sensors and gradually automating materials and processes.

The smart waste collection solution developed by Veolia is based on a network of sensors - acting as fill gauges and identification chips - installed on the containers.

Remote processing of the data gathered by the information system optimizes waste collection rounds and flows.  It also gives those involved - the collection operator and local policymakers - the possibility of anticipating new economic models, including individual incentive pricing that benefits all the parties concerned and users in particular.

There are many benefits for customers. On one hand, the traceability of the flows increases trust between customers and operators, thus generating shared financial benefits, and on the other hand, this sustainable approach, based on a thorough analysis of territories and an extensive social dialogue, helps to optimize sorting practices, particularly among the public, and reduce in the volume of waste overall.

Benefits for our customers

  • Improving performance
  • Optimizing costs
  • Raising user awareness

Case Studies 

FRANCE-In Lyon, Veolia is working to implement cutting-edge technological innovations for data management and water-quality traceability. The water distribution network will be equipped with more than 6,000 sensors that monitor water quality and detect leaks in real time.

JAPAN-Veolia designs innovative solutions that help protect the environment, such as the new, ultra-modern call center that opened in 2014 in Narita, 65 km from Tokyo.

Jenets has been using a fleet of electric vehicles since 2012. By the end of 2015, all employees will be able to use the fleet’s 300 cars and 600 motorcycles, promoting Veolia’s commitment to responsible development throughout Japan. Finally, Veolia is set to introduce an automatic meter-reading system in 2014.