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. That’s why an average of 88% of employees underwent H&S training in 2019.



Veolia is highly committed to safeguarding employees' health and safety at work.


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 2019 China OH&S Seminar
The 2019 China OH&S Seminar was held on 4th to 6th June in Beijing. The seminar was attended by a total of 85 participants from the China Waste, Water, & Energy business lines, and Veolia corporate. 52 projects from 35 cities in China were represented. The focus of the 2019 seminar was on the new Occupational Health and Safety Management Guidelines, OH&S training and subcontractor management.



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.

88% of employees 
underwent H&S training
 in 2019. 

Veolia monitors and manages its human resources using a series of nearly 200 performance indicators compiled by more than 900 correspondents in 85 countries.