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Geneviève ferone

  1. 1. Stock specific ESG risks from global companies – lessons learnt Geneviève Ferone, Senior VP Sustainable Development Veolia Environnement TBLI, London, 12th November 2010
  2. 2. Corporate profile <ul><li>Veolia Environnement offers its clients - local public authorities and industrial companies - expertise in four complementary segments: water cycle management, waste management and resource recovery, energy management, passenger transportation and mobility services. </li></ul><ul><li>Veolia Environnement designs and implements tailored solutions for its clients that combine economic efficiency with control over environmental impacts, thereby helping to combat climate change, save natural resources and preserve ecosystems. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The leader in environmental services The only company in the world able to cover the entire range of environmental services The global benchmark in water services The global benchmark for waste management and resource recovery The leading European provider of energy services The standard for managing safe and sustainable mobility solutions - Dalkia World leader €12.55bn European leader €7bn Worldwide reference €9bn European leader €5.8bn
  4. 4. Our presence worldwide
  5. 5. More than 312,590 employees in 74 countries 2008 Workforce by division 2008 Workforce by region ( as at December 31) (as at December 31) Water 95,789 Waste management 85,600 Energy 52,557 Transport 77,591 France 110,524 Africa & Middle East 21,676 South America 20,145 North America 28,167 Europe excluding France 110,065 Asia-Pacific 32,013
  6. 6. Environmental, health and safety risks <ul><li>Environmental risks: Accidents on operated sites (fire, explosions, accidental emissions into the air, water streams, biodiversity, inappropriate waste and products storage and handling…) </li></ul><ul><li>Damage to persons - Ex: the Metrolink accident in California – sept 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>A credibility issue: insure consistency between the Company’s commitment and its operational implementation </li></ul><ul><li>A development issue: reinforce the Company’s acceptability by its stakeholders </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reputational risks <ul><li>Equal resources sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights - Access to essential services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 priorities to avoid exclusion: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Giving access to all in developing countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maintaining access for all in all countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VE’s role is: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the framework of public-private partnership: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- To elaborate and propose non discriminatory programmes to local authorities, according to the Veolia Environnement’s specific “ACCES” 8 points pro poor methodology, based on our experience in developing countries </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- To implement the decided programmes in partnership with stakeholders (lenders, associations, elected representatives…) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In developing countries’ rural zones: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To develop new services models (pilots) that are economically and environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable, in partnership with stakeholders whose experience is complementary to ours (NGO…) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. A new project: The sustainable development responsibilities and opportunities Atlas <ul><li>Perimeter : The Company’s sustainable development issues </li></ul><ul><li>An external data « library » adapted to the Company’s sustainable development issues </li></ul><ul><li>A geographical approach : the data are delivered as world maps </li></ul><ul><li>In the long view… </li></ul><ul><li>Connect different levels of information (international / national / local) </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the Atlas, compare collected information to internal data </li></ul>National level International level Local
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention </li></ul>