You committed to net zero. Now what?
Companies and governments face a decarbonization dilemma. Stakeholders, investors, customers, and the public demand climate action and more rapid progress toward a lower carbon economy. Regulations are evolving in real time. Organizations have committed to ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Yet competing priorities and practical challenges make it difficult for organizations to advance their emissions reduction targets.
The Decarbonization Gap
In 2023, Veolia North America commissioned a study of 245 prominent firms across the U.S., each generating over $500 million in revenue, to learn how climate change risk ranks as a driver to adopt ESG goals, how they are progressing toward their goals, and their main obstacles.
make carbon reduction their top sustainability priority
of companies have or plan to set net zero targets by 2025
haven't identified specific initiatives
Veolia can accelerate your progress toward a lower carbon future.
Veolia North America supports responsible economic growth that meets the world’s growing needs while safeguarding the environment and communities. We are deeply committed to helping organizations accomplish their sustainability goals and achieve net zero carbon emissions.
- Decades of experience managing sustainable energy, waste and water operations
- Combining data, operations expertise and automation at scale
- Financing models to transform capital expenses into operating expenses
Comprehensive Solutions for your Decarbonization Journey
Efficient facilities and operations
The decarbonization journey starts with efficiency, waste reduction and reduced energy use across all aspects of your operation.
- Commission efficient and reliable buildings
- Implement energy efficiency solutions
- Maximize resources with water reuse and reclamation
- Operations and maintenance contracts to optimize:
Digital energy management, analytics, and GHG reporting
What gets measured gets managed. Our digital energy management tools help customers make better energy decisions, track progress and provide predictive analytics to unlock hidden opportunities.
On-site generation of low-carbon power and waste-to-fuel conversion
We enable clean energy and alternative fuel production at your facility to reduce emissions, improve cost and reliability and reduce waste.
Electrification and renewable energy sourcing
When on-site generation isn’t feasible, we help customers electrify processes and source renewable energy. Through innovative energy performance contracting, we guarantee savings and efficiency improvements.
Abate and adapt
Hard to Decarbonize Processes
For hard-to-abate processes, Veolia helps fill the gap to net zero with credible and reliable alternatives. And in a rapidly changing world, Veolia also provides services to reduce risk and optimize processes for water-scarcity, extreme weather events and unforeseen disruption.
Unlock the potential for sustainability at the nexus of water, waste and energy
Investing in energy efficient and renewable technologies to improve operational performance presents a significant opportunity for organizations to reduce their operating costs, cut their emissions and build the critical infrastructure they need to thrive.
But it isn’t just about reducing carbon emissions and cutting energy costs – it’s also about becoming more energy independent and resilient to ensure uninterrupted service and safety. A major piece of any decarbonization program involves assessing the current condition of essential infrastructure and developing strategies to modernize the systems on which the operation depends every day.
Did you know?
For many municipal governments, drinking water and wastewater plants typically are the largest energy consumers, often accounting for 30 to 40 percent of total energy consumed.
The Veolia Advantage
tonnes of carbon emissions avoided for clients
M3 of water saved for clients
by the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP)
in annual utility billing
utility meters managed
industrial facilities managed
A Proven Track Record
Conversion from coal to natural gas results in more than 200,000 tons in GHG reductions at DuPont's largest manufacturing facility
To better manage energy procurement and streamline costs, the public transportation authority sought energy procurement guidance across a very large and complex portfolio, including natural gas, electricity, and fuel oils.
Through a partnership with the City of Rialto and Rialto Water Services, Veolia delivers water and wastewater services to 100,000 people in Southern California. An innovative and prospective capital project currently under design is the installation of a microgrid, which is expected to save the city about $355,440 a year in energy costs.