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Everything that you need to know about Ecological Transformation.

In the name of rising up against food waste, our good friends at WRAP talk about their Guardians of Grub campaign in this special guest insight.
The environmental emergency cannot wait any longer.
Every industry is facing water efficiency challenges as demand rises and the climate change crisis intensifies. Find out why you should build water resilience in your business and how to do so.
Find out the key policy highlights from April/May 2022, including greener UK borders, the Queen's Speech and some interesting water innovations.
The Veolia Environmental Trust attended the opening of the Broadgreen Hospital Community Garden in Liverpool, along with Sue Musson, Chair of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
In Finland, Veolia has recently announced the development of an innovative industrial solution, to produce carbon-neutral biofuel from pulp production. Find out how this solution supports our ecological transformation mission.
Find out the key policy highlights from March and the first half of April, including the launch of the Plastic Packaging Tax and the Chancellor's Spring Statement.
Along with Waga Energy, Veolia has commissioned one of the largest biomethane production units in Europe. Located on the biggest biogas production site in France, the project will contribute significantly to European energy security.
In collaboration with international chemical company Solvay, Veolia has launched an energy transition project: 'Dombasle Énergie'. The project aims to replace coal with refuse-derived fuel (RDF).
Following the launch of the Plastic Packaging Tax on 1st April, the government has provided an update on the Resources & Waste Strategy, largely focusing on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
The imbalance of demand and supply of energy has caused unprecedented price increases across the globe. Profound changes are required from UK businesses to adapt and ensure a larger energy crisis is avoided by securing supply of energy and limiting reliance on fossil fuels.
The Plastic Packaging Tax has launched, do you know the facts? Make sure you download your free copy of our guide.
Is your business a distributor, retailer or wholesaler of electrical equipment? You need to make sure you're signed up to a WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Compliance Scheme, in order to meet your legal obligations.
With the government's commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050, the education sector has pressure on it to act on and commit to their own sustainability roadmap. A hybrid energy solution may be the answer to saving cost and carbon.
Today marks Global Recycling Day. Here we are taking a look at how recycling goes beyond just waste.
Find out how Veolia can align solutions and services to common obstacles to achieve you university's sustainability goals.
The pressure is on for universities to reduce their carbon footprint, but financial pressures hinder the implementation of large decarbonisation projects. What funding is available to help?
Meet some of Veolia UK's inspirational women, and find out how they're working hard to #BreakTheBias.
Find out the key policy highlights from February 2022 including topics such as household energy and compostable packaging.
Universities have a variety of waste needs to consider. One type of waste that needs special attention to ensure compliance is the hazardous waste that is created in laboratories and research facilities.
Decarbonising our heating is a crucial step towards Net Zero - particularly for universities with large campuses to heat. Embracing heat networks is key to this.
You need to take action to make sure you are compliant with your packaging waste - otherwise, you could risk substantial fines, or even criminal prosecution.
Find out the key policy highlights from January 2022.
Did you know that your business could be paying more than you need to for food waste disposal? As well as causing you unnecessary expense, this could also be bad news for the planet.
The sale of electric vehicles (EVs) is skyrocketing in the UK. While this is great news, the trend does pose the question of how to dispose of EV batteries sustainably.
Find out the key policy highlights from December 2021, including DEFRA's household recycling rates for 2020/21.
How prepared is your business for Net Zero? According to research recently undertaken by Veolia and YouGov, only 29% of UK businesses have a Net Zero strategy in place.
Find out the key policy highlights from November 2021, including the key headlines from COP26.
Veolia is proud to be included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. Read on to find out what this means for Veolia as well as how our work has already helped deliver real change.
Find out the key policy highlights from October 2021.
The harmful effects of harvesting peat for use in compost have been widely reported for some time. But calls for peat products to be banned have now stepped up a gear, with organisations like the National Trust joining the campaign.
Yesterday (27th October), Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Autumn Budget and Spending Review, read on for some key points from yesterday's announcements.
COP26, the UN's annual climate change conference, is more highly anticipated than ever. But what progress has been made so far?
With Net Zero on the horizon, organisations need to adopt an innovative approach to reduce and manage their carbon footprint.
Decarbonising the UK's heating system is a crucial step towards Net Zero. Embracing heat networks is key to this.
Find out the key policy highlights from September 2021.
Knowing and understanding your customer is the single most important part of any business. Combined with trust and transparency, these are the building blocks for a successful partnership.
Is your business prepared for the future? This means reducing your carbon footprint as the UK heads towards Net Zero, and optimising processes as we advance on the journey to digitalisation.
FM and real estate companies provide essential services that enable their clients to carry on with business as usual. Yet to guarantee a reliable service, they need to ensure their own supply chain offers security and peace of mind.
Now in its third year, Unblocktober is taking place for the whole month of October. The campaign encourages us all to be mindful of what we are putting down our drains and flushing down the toilet, to improve the health of our sewers and seas.
Technology is having a bigger impact on the world than ever before, and is affecting all industries. Facilities Management (FM) is embracing technological innovations to add value and provide a seamless experience for organisations.
Change, in particular environmental change, requires collaboration. Veolia's new initiative, '+1', brings together 50 key stakeholders, to create a collective driving force to power the ecological transformation.
Has your business switched to green energy, perhaps as part of a blended energy solution? It can help you meet sustainability targets, reduce your carbon footprint and save you money in the long run.
All businesses like to think that their processes are fail-safe. This is especially true for businesses in the pharmaceutical sector, who handle complex materials and are very heavily regulated. However, this is unfortunately not always the case.
Many sites were built with different priorities in mind, with infrastructure that was built to last. Whilst this is great news in terms of the longevity of sites, it can also present challenges when trying to upgrade equipment and processes.
Net Zero is a hot topic in the pharmaceutical sector. However, it isn't the only trend or change which is impacting businesses in the industry.
Managing various suppliers for different on-site services can be time-consuming and complicated - not to mention costly. Yet delivering FM services yourself can create a huge extra workload outside of your core business activities. Why not put your trust in one reliable supplier?
Only with visibility of data can pharmaceutical companies make informed decisions. But clear data can sometimes be surprisingly difficult to access.
When implementing a closed-loop system in a business it is vital to implement a structured recycling stream, here we are breaking down some of our top tips to boost your business’ recycling rates.
Find out the key policy highlights from August 2021.
The pharmaceutical industry is one that never stands still. As we have seen during the pandemic, it's an industry that is able to quickly react to changing needs. To make this possible, pharmaceutical companies need to work with suppliers who are able to support them as they evolve.
Pharmaceutical companies need to minimise risk and avoid the unexpected as much as possible. In a highly regulated industry, this is crucial to protecting your license to operate. Partnering with the right suppliers can make all the difference to your peace of mind.
Like all industries, the pharmaceutical sector is currently striving to hit zero carbon emissions ahead of the UK's 2050 Net Zero deadline. But with stringent regulations to meet, safety and quality cannot be compromised in the name of sustainability.
Find out the key policy highlights from July 2021.