At Veolia, we provide waste, water and energy services that are essential to everyday life. Considering this, there is even greater impetus for us to drive emissions reductions and achieve Net Zero across our business operations, which is why we have set out our ambitious plans to reach Net Zero by 2050 at the latest.
As part of our plans, we recognise that we must take learnings, adapt existing services and adopt new approaches. We must also explore every opportunity to reduce our environmental footprint by investing in green technologies, such as carbon capture, advanced anaerobic digestion processes, hydrogen compatibility, biofuels, and continue to drive up recycling rates by working with customers to minimise waste.
Our plan outlines current progress we aim to build off, our methodological approach to Net Zero, our baseline and our overarching commitments across our key sectors and targets. Finally, we outline our approach to reporting against the progress of our activities.
We have prioritised delivering low carbon services for our customers, which involves recycling and recovering waste, energy generation and water services. However, we need to go further and decrease the carbon intensity of these essential services that we provide. We have developed an ambitious and achievable carbon reduction plan to drive us towards our 2050 Net Zero ambitions.
These are underpinned by the following six key commitments:
- Reduce our operational emissions
- Reduce our process emissions
- Capture our remaining GHG emissions
- Work in partnership to reduce the emissions we do not have control over
- Continue to improve the quality of our emissions reporting
- Continue to develop low and zero carbon solutions for our customers