Mariana Iteva shared with the audience that the main focus of the company at the moment is connected with climate changes and reducing carbon footprint from the production worldwide. The solutions and services, which Veolia offers, are related to developing circular economy, applying its principle and towards economy with lower carbon footprint that protects environment better. Veolia’s philosophy is “Resourcing the World”, which is even more valid today, when worldwide there is a tendency for water, energy and resource shortages, as well as higher costs of the resources extracted from environment.
A lot of examples were given in the interview from the six continents, where the company aims at innovations that contribute by cutting-edge technologies to environmental protection, reduction of natural resources extraction and carbon emissions, which help fight climate changes. The wastewater treatment plant of Sofiyska Voda near Kubratovo was stated among the major achievements of Veolia. In it a cogeneration installation produces heat and electricity by wastewater recycling.
Mrs. Iteva stated that big companies such as Nestle, Danone and Volkswagen have corporate policies with very strict goals set years ahead for the use of renewable energy sources in their production. For example the goals of some companies are for 100% renewable energy sources until 2030 and reduction of carbon emissions. Mrs. Iteva added that “these solutions are related to big changes in the manufacturing process and we are partners of such companies to help them implement these solutions, modify their production so that they have fewer carbon emissions or even zero carbon emissions and reach their objective for 100% renewable energy, as well as reduce water consumption”