Health and safety at work

Veolia has pledged to provide even better protection to all employees against occupational risks and improve safety in the workplace.


Veolia is well aware improving its employees’ health and safety at work benefits both company performance and employee well-being. The company is enforcing "Always Safe" rules at different offices and project sites.

To encourage employees' understanding and deployment of the rules, the Occupational Health and Safety Department and Communications Department jointly created a variety of tools to convey this message to every level of staff members. The aim is to strengthen the initiative, support the efforts already underway and involve all employees at every level of the organization as well as outside stakeholders, in order to ensure their physical safety and mental well-being. More than just a strategy, Prevention, Health and Safety are an integral part of all the company’s fundamental activities and processes.




Veolia has implemented a structured initiative led by senior management that relies on the visible involvement of the entire management chain and a continuous improvement system that enables it to fulfill its commitments, achieve its stated goals and uphold the principles included in its commitment to Prevention, Health and Safety.

On July 1, 2013, Veolia signed the Seoul Declaration of the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva, recognizing the fundamental human right to a safe and healthy workplace. As part of its commitments, Veolia promotes the continuous improvement approach to Prevention, Health and Safety advocated by the declaration, trains stakeholders and fosters employee-employer dialogue on the issue.

In addition, innovative on-site health and safety practices have also been identified within the company. Two of these practices have been recognized by Social Innovation Awards, underscoring how safety permeates every aspect of Veolia’s employees relations policy.




From September 19 to 23, 2022, Veolia International Health and Safety Week with the theme "Safety is in Everyone's Hands" was held as scheduled. Veolia would like to take this opportunity to raise safety awareness and create a safer and healthier working environment for all Veolia employees.







10 High-risk management standards


> Hazardous Materials and Chemicals Delivery, Storage & Handling

This standard aims to prevent and reduce work-related deaths, illnesses and injuries.


> Excavation & Trenching

This standard is intended to ensure that all measures are taken to prevent and control the risk of exposure to the identified hazards.


> High-Pressure Water, Hydroblasting, Jetting

This standard is intended to ensure that all measures are taken to prevent and to control the risks of exposure to the identified hazards.


> Lifting Operations

This document explains roles, responsibilities and requirements for operating cranes and hoists.

> Electricity

With the use of electricity comes a wide array of hazards. The aim of this standard is to establish strict procedures to prevent those risks.

> Confined Spaces

This standard is intended to ensure that all measures are taken to prevent and control the risk of exposure to the identified hazards.


> Hot Works

This standard is intended to ensure that adequate measures are taken to prevent and control the risk of exposure to the identified hazards.

> Work at Heights

This standard provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage the health & safety risks associated with working at height.

> Control of Hazardous Energy

The aim of this standard is to prevent injuries from the unexpected start-up or release of any energy source, during the maintenance service of machines or equipment.

> Traffic Management

This standard is intended to ensure that all measures are taken to prevent and reduce the risk of exposure to the hazards that are presented, associated with this type of activity.