Community Engagement

We believe the success of ecological transformation is inextricably linked to the health and well-being of the communities where we operate. Our values of transparency, sustainability and social responsibility guide every interaction we have with our neighbors, partners and collaborators as we aim to create a future where each member of society feels valued, enhanced, supported and understood.
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Why Community Engagement is Important to Veolia 

Successful communities are built on strong connections and mutual understanding. At Veolia, not only are we providing residents with essential services, we’re actively participating in local conversations where ideas are shared, concerns are heard and solutions are made together. Our goal is to create a positive impact in the lives of the people that live and work in these areas. We work with the local schools, community groups, leaders and advocacy groups to help those in need and serve as a good neighbor. Our efforts translate through an environmental lens, where not only are we dedicated to the livelihoods of the community but we proactively work to improve our services to address future concerns and create a place where people want to live, work and play.

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A Local Approach

Commitment to the Community

We interact in constructive and participative ways with our local communities. This goes beyond physical presence—it’s a genuine commitment that seeks to understand, respect, respond and contribute to the needs and aspirations of our communities. We want to building strong ties with our communities to create a beneficial environment for all.

Proactive Interaction

We initiate discussions, actively listening and responding to the concerns and ideas of our communities. This includes the residents who live near our facilities and contribute to the fabric of our community. We take the initiative to engage in meaningful and inspiring conversations, whether at community events, workshops or through online channels.

Positive and Sustainable Impact

Our objective is clear: have a positive and sustainable impact in our community. We are not just looking to solve short term problems, but create solutions that will generate sustained benefits for communities. We want our actions to have a ripple effect, so that every engagement we have contributes to a stronger social network and a healthier environment.

What Veolia’s Community Engagement Looks Like 

Community engagement is about concrete actions that create real impact. Our approach targets three areas–we look for opportunities that protect local environments, support the next generation and provide creative programs that stimulate the community’s culture. What this looks like is an array of hands-on, interpersonal initiatives that provide us with the opportunity to get to know our communities, from community clean up events, to youth programs, women empowerment, partnering with local organizations, protecting flora and fauna and participating in fundraising events. 

Over the years, we’ve received positive feedback on our efforts, as well as seen a steady increase in participation in our events and activities. By participating in our communities' journey, we ensure our long-term growth by creating an ecosystem where we all mutually prosper. For our communities, our efforts strengthen social ties, encourage collaborative innovation and reinforce resilience towards future environmental challenges in the area, while we benefit by earning a reputation as a company that is actively engaged with the communities it serves.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

We work with communities to organize household hazardous waste collection events like this one in Simi Valley, CA, to assure you safely dispose of products likes batteries, light bulbs, motor oil and more. Contact us today to set up an event in your community. 

This is only the beginning. We're proud of our achievements but remain committed to doing more. As the needs of our community evolve, so does our commitment. Together, let's shape and rethink the future with a stronger, more resilient and prosperous community. 

Want to partner with Veolia to bring positive impact? Contact our committed professionals today.