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Veolia announces restructure

France-headquartered waste company Veolia Environnement has announced a major internal restructure.

The group, which includes UK-based Veolia Environmental Services among its subsidiaries, announced two major changes.

First, a single director will have responsibility for all water and waste management activities in each country. Second, Veolia has created two departments: one dedicated to innovation and markets; the other to technique and performance.

UK chief executive Estelle Brachlianoff now has wider responsibility as a director across northern Europe.

Veolia Environnement aims to become ‘the industry standard for environmental solutions’. It has set four strategic objectives:

  • focus on activities where it can provide distinct added value
  • speed up the development of the business done for industrial customers,
  • strengthen its position in growth markets, and
  • continue with the development of its business models.

Veolia Environnement chief executive Antoine Frérot said:”With this new organisation plan, Veolia will be able to speed up its transformation and the deployment of its profitable growth strategy.

“We will now be more agile and competitive, and stronger in terms of innovation and marketing. This will enable us to respond better to our industrial and public-sector authority clients’ needs in water, waste management and energy.”

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