Our Purpose

Veolia's purpose is not just a slogan, it is expressed in a complete text

Veolia’s purpose is to contribute to human progress by firmly committing to the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. It is with this aim in mind that Veolia sets itself the task of “Resourcing the world” through our waste, water and energy services.

Veolia’s continuing success is founded upon our usefulness to all of our stakeholders in the various regions where we operate –  customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers, communities including both current and future generations. 


Veolia's purpose hinges on the answers to 4 questions:

  • In what way is Veolia useful to society?
  • What is our mission?
  • How is Veolia different from other companies?
  • For whom and how is the wealth generated shared?

Veolia's purpose was developed through a long process of work and unprecedented collaboration involving, among others, the company's management teams, employees, the Critical Friends Committee of external experts, customers, and communities.

Our 2022 Sustainability Report outlines our activities in Ireland taking into account the needs and expectations of our five stakeholder groups.



Managing the business through a multifaceted performance

Veolia is committed to a multifaceted performance with the same level of consideration and expectation as regards our economic, financial, commercial, social, societal and environmental performance. Our 18 indicators, as set out in this graphic, show how we track our progress as part of our Impact 2023 strategy. We also report our progress against the relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Mapping our performance against the UN SDGs