Ecological Transformation

Climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity collapse, widespread pollution: the ecological emergency demands that we go beyond transition alone. We cannot delay any longer and hope to change our methods gradually. It is time for decisive, structuring choices. It is time for ecological transformation.

Our ambition is huge, but so is our determination

Never have environmental concerns been so instantly visible, or their consequences for our societies so real to people. In becoming the benchmark company for ecological transformation, Veolia is committing to accelerating and expanding the deployment of existing solutions, while simultaneously creating the solutions of tomorrow. We are moving forward hand-in-hand with our stakeholders, convinced that economic, social and environmental challenges must form an indivisible whole.

Our manifesto




Ecological transformation means adapting, improving, and prioritising sustainable patterns of production and consumption. It means placing ecology at the forefront of our processes, solutions, and most importantly our mindset.

Why is this important?

In early 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their latest report assessing the impact of climate change and possible solutions. By looking at current scientific, technical and socio-economic knowledge, the IPCC emphasises the centrality of water security moving forward.

It is crucial for sectors that rely heavily on water to adapt in order to mitigate their contribution to the acceleration of climate change. In particular, agriculture, energy and industrial water use. Technologies in these sectors "that reduce carbon emissions by promoting the efficient use of water can support successful adaptation".

For example, climate change is having a negative impact on hydroelectric and thermoelectric power, in which water is a crucial element in their production. Combined, these sources of power provide 94.7% of the world’s electricity generation.

At Veolia, we continuously work to develop and improve both new and existing solutions in an attempt to provide radical, solutions to major problems, with and for its stakeholders: local authorities, manufacturers, civil society, employees, etc.