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 group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 171,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which 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 2018, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 56 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 49 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.91 billion in 2018 (USD 30.6 billion).

€ 25.91 billion in revenue 

3 core businesses: 
Water, Waste Management & Energy Services

171,000 employees
around the world

Highlights 2019


 • 95 million people supplied with drinking water 

 • 63 million people connected to wastewater systems

 • 3,603 drinking water production plants managed

 •  2,667 wastewater treatment plants managed


• 615 district and local heating and cooling networks

• 46 million MWh produced
• 42,053 multi-family housing units managed

• 2,389 industrial facilities managed

Waste management

 •  Collection services for more than 43 million people on behalf of local authorities

 •  560,505 business customers

 •  49 million metric tons of waste treated

 •  655 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: