Engineering News Record (ENR) has named Veolia the top environmental firm in the world for the second year in a row – a recognition that underscores Veolia’s commitment to be the global leader in environmental transformation.
In addition to being the top overall environmental firm on ENR’s list of the Top 200 global environmental companies in 2021, Veolia was also recognized as the top company in four specific business lines: Hazardous Waste, Wastewater Treatment, Air Quality/Clean Energy, and Water Treatment/Supply – all rankings it also earned for 2020. Veolia ranked second this year in Engineering/Design, third in C.nstruction/Remediation and fifth in Nuclear Waste. Veolia was also named the number one firm working in non-U.S. locations.
The focus on environmental transformation has never been more important. As ENR noted in its Top 200 list for 2021, “For the global environmental services sector, 2021 generally brought better results and more optimism as economies and projects pushed to reopen from COVID-19 curbs and a new U.S. administration moved in its first full year to confront legacy pollution, inadequate infrastructure and the planet’s most looming threat – climate change.”
For next year’s rankings Veolia will be even larger as water services provider Suez North America, which was also ranked in the Top 200 firms, was acquired by Veolia in January of 2022.
Veolia Group aims to become the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and deploys game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources and renew them. In 2021, Veolia supplied 79 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater services, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 48 million metric tons of waste.