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Veolia Environnement S.A. - statistics & facts

Veolia Environnement S.A. is a French multinational that provides services across three main business activities: water management, waste management, and energy services. Based in Paris, Veolia operates in numerous countries around the world, and as of the end of the 2020 financial year had more than 180,000 employees. Of this total, roughly 17 percent were based in France. Since its establishment more than 160 years ago, Veolia has gone on to become one of the leading waste management companies worldwide. In April 2020, after years of bitter competition, Veolia and its French rival Suez reached an agreement to form a merger worth 15 billion U.S. dollars.

Veolia’s financial results

Veolia’s revenues experienced annual growth from 2016 to 2019, reaching 27.19 billion euros. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 impacted the company’s operations, resulting in revenues falling to 26.01 billion euros for the year. Regionally, Veolia’s operations in Europe (including France) accounted for almost half of the company’s revenue in 2020. Veolia’s net income was also affected, dropping to 209 million euros compared to 761 million euros reported 2019, while the company’s EBITDA declined by nine percent.

Veolia business divisions

Of Veolia’s three main business activities, its water division brought in the largest share of revenue in 2020, at 10.9 billion euros. The Veolia Group provided drinking water to more than 90 million people that year, and wastewater services to roughly 43 million people. Meanwhile, the company’s waste services generated revenues 9.7 billion euros, of which 24 percent was generated from hazardous and liquid waste activities. Veolia operates almost 700 waste processing facilities worldwide and provides approximately 40 million people with collection services. Each year more than 40 million metric tons of waste is treated by Veolia from various market segments, such as commercial and industrial collection, and municipal collection.

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