Sustainable City

Veolia’s water, sanitation, energy and waste service activities have always considered the needs of under-served populations and how to adapt public infrastructure to these changing needs.

Veolia has therefore supported cities’ development while helping to preserve resources, protect the environment, recycle waste and provide for people’s mobility.

These values, based on strong local roots, have enabled Veolia to build its vision of the sustainable city.
This vision makes evaluating people’s future expectations central to Veolia’s concerns, while also seeking to support community partners in relation to their territorial issues as regards social innovation, the circular economy, digital services, energy transition, resilience, adaptation to climate change, environmental health, preservation of biodiversity and quality of life.

Sustainable cities, and the territorial dynamics they generate, can only be built if these issues are considered.  

Nurturing balanced growth

A mindful city

The combined awareness of all stakeholders regarding challenges affecting the city and the surrounding region is vital to the success of any sustainable development campaign.
Measurements and assessments of the impact and performance of cities provide a basis for monitoring and managing the campaign and empowering stakeholders.

Awareness of assets
  • Local natural resources
  • Cultural heritage
  • Human resources, skills, economy and education
  • Anthropic resources(those resulting from human activity):heat, unavoidable energy, waste, etc.

Awareness of risks
  • Environmental impact of the city on the surrounding region
  • Short-, medium- and long-term environmental dangers,
  • such as flooding, depletion of local resources and climate change
  • Social and economic risks

A responsible city

Based on their strengths and weaknesses, local authorities pursue specific initiatives through a tailored and structured approach to shoulder their role and responsibilities as part of a long-term vision.
  • Responsibility towards citizens: quality of life, well-being, healthcare, employment and social equity
  • Responsibility to improve the local region: resource preservation, economic drive and value creation 
  • Responsibility towards the planet: impact on the local and global environment
Sustainable City scheme