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Encyclopedia > Veolia Environnement
Veolia Environnement SA
Type Public (Euronext: VIE, NYSE: VE)
Founded 2000
Location Paris, France
Key people Henri Proglio (Chairman and CEO)
Industry Environmental services
Products
Revenue 28.3 billion
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Net income {{{net_income}}}
Employees 300,000
Website www.veoliaenvironnement.com
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Veolia Environnement SA is a leading French-based company with activities in four main areas - water, waste management, energy and transport services. In 2003 it had revenues of €28.6bn and employed around 300,000 people. It is quoted on Euronext Paris and the New York Stock Exchange. A public company is a company owned by the public. ... Euronext N.V. is a European stock exchange with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), known as the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world, although its trading volume was exceeded by that of NASDAQ (historic comparison graph {pdf}) during the 1990s. ... A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency. ... In business, revenue is the amount of money that a company actually receives from its activities, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... The euro (symbol: €; banking code: EUR) is the currency of twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, collectively known as the Eurozone. ... EBIT stands for Earnings before Interest and Taxes (operating income). ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Water (from the Old English word wæter; c. ... Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal of waste materials, usually ones produced by human activity, in an effort to reduce their effect on human health or local amenity. ... Euronext N.V. is a European stock exchange with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), known as the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world, although its trading volume was exceeded by that of NASDAQ (historic comparison graph {pdf}) during the 1990s. ...


Between 2000 and 2003 the company was known as Vivendi Environnement, having been spun off from the Vivendi conglomerate, most of the rest of which became Vivendi Universal. Prior to 1998 Vivendi was known as Compagnie Générale des Eaux. "Veolia", adopted in April 2003, is derived from Aeolus, the keeper of the winds in Greek mythology. Vivendi SA was created in 1998 when Compagnie Générale des Eaux (CGE), a major French industrial and media company, was renamed. ... A conglomerate is a large company that consists of divisions of often seemingly unrelated businesses. ... Vivendi Universal (VU) is a French company active in media and communications with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications and the Internet. ... Aeolus (or Aiolos, ) in Greek Mythology was the Keeper of the Winds. ...

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History

On December 14, 1853, a water company named Compagnie Générale des Eaux (CGE) was created by an Imperial decree of Napoleon III. In 1854, CGE obtained a concession in order to supply water to the public in Lyon, serving in this capacity for over a hundred years. In 1861, it obtained a 50-year concession with the City of Paris. December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (20 April 1808, Paris, France - 9 January 1873, Chislehurst, Kent, England) was President of France from 1849 to 1852, and then Emperor of the French under the name Napoléon III from 1852 to 1870. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... City motto: Avant, avant, Lion le melhor. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


For a hundred years, Compagnie Générale des Eaux remained largely focussed on the water sector. However, following the appointment of Guy Dejouany as CEO in 1976, CGE extended its activities into other sectors with a series of takeovers. Beginning in 1980, CGE began diversifying its operations from water into waste management, energy, transport services, and construction and property. It acquired the "Compagnie Générale d'Entreprises Automobiles" (CGEA), specialized in industrial vehicles, which was later divided into two branches: Connex and Onyx Environnement. CGE then acquired the "Compagnie Générale de Chauffe", and later the Montenay group. The Energy Services division these companies became part of was later (1998) renamed "Dalkia". Guy Dejouany was the CEO of Societe Generale des Eaux, (later to become Vivendi) 1976-1995. ... A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal of waste materials, usually ones produced by human activity, in an effort to reduce their effect on human health or local amenity. ... Cranes are essential in large construction projects, such as this skyscraper Construction on the North Bytown Bridge in Ottawa, Canada. ... // Use of the term The concept of property or ownership has no single or universally accepted definition. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


CGE's expansion into communication commenced with the establishment of Canal+ in 1983, the first Pay-TV channel in France, and in the 1990s. This expansion was accelerated after Jean-Marie Messier succeeded Guy Dejouany on June 27, 1996. In 1996, CGE created Cegetel to take advantage of the 1998 deregulation of the French telecommunications market, accelerating the move into the media sector which would culminate in the 2000 demerger into Vivendi Universal and Vivendi Environnement. The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The 1990s refers to the years 1990 to 1999; the last decade of the 20th Century, but in an economical sense The Nineties is often considered to span from the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 to the September 11 attacks in 2001. ... Jean-Marie Messier (born December 13, 1957) is a French businessman known for his flamboyance. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Vivendi Universal (VU) is a French company active in media and communications with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications and the Internet. ...


Vivendi

Main article: Vivendi SA

In 1998, Compagnie Générale des Eaux changed its name to Vivendi, and sold off its property and construction divisions the following year. Vivendi SA was created in 1998 when Compagnie Générale des Eaux (CGE), a major French industrial and media company, was renamed. ...


In July 2000, Vivendi spun off the remaining water and waste companies into Vivendi Environnement (IPO in Paris in July 2000 and in New York in October 2001), later (2003) renamed Veolia Environnement. Vivendi went on to list on the New York Stock Exchange (as "V"), and in December, announced a major merger with Canal+ and Seagram, the owner of Universal Studios film company, to become Vivendi Universal. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), known as the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world, although its trading volume was exceeded by that of NASDAQ (historic comparison graph {pdf}) during the 1990s. ... The title of this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The Seagram Company Ltd. ... Universal Studios logo Universal Studios is an informal designation for NBC Universal Inc. ... Vivendi Universal (VU) is a French company active in media and communications with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications and the Internet. ...


Veolia

After the demerger from Vivendi SA had seen Veolia loaded with around €20bn of debt, Veolia made a €2bn loss in 2003, largely on the disposal of most of its major US subsidiary US Filter (excluding water operations, retained under the name Veolia Water North America).[1] It subsequently returned to profit; its Veolia Water division remains one of the two largest private water companies in the world. Vivendi SA was created in 1998 when Compagnie Générale des Eaux (CGE), a major French industrial and media company, was renamed. ...


Major subsidiaries

  • Water: Veolia Water (formerly Vivendi Water)
  • Waste management: Onyx Environnement [2]
  • Energy: Dalkia
  • Transport services: Connex

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Groupe Danone SA is an international food products company with its central headquarters in France, specializing in dairy products, especially famous for its yoghurt. ... The LOréal Group Euronext: FR0000120321, headquartered in Clichy, France, is the worlds leading cosmetics and beauty company. ... Lafarge ( NYSE: LF) is a major French industrial company specializing in building products, including concrete. ... The Lagardère Group (also Lagardère SCA) is a large French group of companies, diversified in publishing, aerospace, and automotive. ... LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. (Euronext: MC), usually shortened to LVMH, is a French holding company and the worlds largest luxury goods conglomerate. ... Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand, France in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ... Pernod Ricard is a French company producing alcoholic beverages. ... 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Veolia Environnement commited to sustainable development and environment (227 words)
In 2007, Veolia Environnement will be organizing "Masks around the World - stories of how man and nature live together," its fourth environmental awareness campaign aimed at 8 to 11 year-old children, in over a thousand and four hundred classes in France and twenty-five countries around the world.
Euronews, the European television channel, highlighted in one of its news reports the solution introduced by Veolia Water in Prague, where the biggest water purification plant in the Czech Republic purifies the water of the River Vltava.
Veolia is a partner of municipalities and of employment and implements a whole series of measures to support policies for sustainable and qualified employment, implemented by local authorities.
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