Why resourcing the world?

To us, sustainability means a world without waste. A world with clean energy and water. A world where resources are protected and preserved for generations to come. And that makes sustainability our business.
About us

Why resourcing the world?

To us, sustainability means a world without waste. A world with clean energy and water. A world where resources are protected and preserved for generations to come. And that makes sustainability our business.

Our aim is simple…

…to help our customers reuse and recycle materials rather than depending on virgin natural resources.
To achieve this, we have transformed our business from a provider of water, waste and energy services to one that brings resource efficiency to our customers and reduces their impact – and our own – on the environment. We call this resourcing the world. ​

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Our aim is simple

A view from Estelle

“Being responsible is not just the right thing to do, it is the best thing to do – people want to buy from and work with socially responsible businesses. We have gone through transformational change to address the challenges of the future, adapting our business model to contribute to the circular economy through closed-loop solutions, prioritising the employment of disadvantaged people and reducing our carbon emissions.”
Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, Veolia

Our strategy

Our strategy is to create green products and energy from waste, and preserve resources for generations to come. Applying our 160 years of expertise in energy, waste and water, our innovative circular economy solutions help our customers to manage resources efficiently and address some of today’s biggest environmental challenges.
See our services for more information on the solutions we provide. 
 
 
Our strategy and business model

Putting more value on resources

We commissioned Imperial College London to examine the business case for the circular economy in the UK and the potential is considerable.

Already, 22% of our revenue comes from our circular products and services, and we want to almost double that by the end of the decade . Find out more.

£29 billion Estimated value of the circular economy to the UK

175,000 Potential new jobs in the UK circular economy

40% Our target revenue from circular economy solutions by 2020

Tackling resource challenges for our customers

From recycling cardboard to decommissioning oil rigs and extracting precious metals from industrial waste, innovation and creative thinking are the lifeblood of our business and the key to ‘closing the loop’ for our customers.
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To read more about our resourcing the world strategy, download the strategy section or our full Sustainability Report, or see our Summary Booklet.