About us

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A leader in environmental solutions

Veolia group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. In 2022, with nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and replenish them.


Group key figures


111 million people supplied with drinking water

4,130 drinking water production plants managed 

3,506 wastewater treatment plants managed

97 million people connected to wastewater systems

(2022 Key Figures)


533,759 business clients

61 million metric tons of treated waste

823 waste processing facilities operated 

46 million people provided with collection services on behalf of municipalities

(2022 Key Figures)


46,922 thermal installations managed 

680 heating and cooling networks managed

44 million MWh produced

2,716 industrial sites managed

(2022 Key Figures

our mission

Resourcing the world 

Today, Veolia is a world leader in developing, preserving and replenishing natural resources. While these are presently becoming scarce, Veolia adopts solutions for water, waste and energy management that contribute to the sustainable development of cities and industries. It’s through its activities that the Group develops access to resources, preserves them and replenishes them.


our history

The History of Veolia

The History of Veolia 

Veolia Australia and New Zealand is part of a worldwide Group of companies, with over 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries.

Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. 

1969: Collex Begins

50/50 JV between M Collins & Sons and Yellow Express formed the company Collex Pty Ltd. Collex started with 5 Front Lift Mobile Compactors and 3 Linehaul Transfer Trailers.

1991: Collex Expands

Veolia purchased Collex, as an amalgamation of waste activities for Simsmetal Ltd and Mayne Nickless Ltd.

1993: The Water Age

Veolia Water is incorporated in Australia and New Zealand.

1998: Industrial Services Boom

Within a two year period, the acquisition of three industrial services companies positioned Veolia a major player in heavy industries and mining.

2006: A Global Identity

All global subsidiaries changed corporate identities to the Veolia brand. In October 2006 operation under the name Veolia Environmental Services Australia began.

2007: The Energy Age

Dalkia Energy Services enters the Australian and New Zealand market.

2011-2013: Two Decades of Veolia

Both Veolia Water and Veolia Environmental Services celebrate 20 years of operation in Australia and New Zealand.

2014: One Veolia

In 2014 the integration of Veolia’s Water, waste and energy businesses commenced. With an ambitious target to be a $2Bn organisation by 2020.

2016: A Quarter Century

2016 marked ten years since the global branding of all Veolia subsidiaries. Revenue of $1.45Bn and 4000+ employees.

2019: Impact 2023

Launch of Veolia ANZ 2023 Strategy. Focus on Growth across Water and Sanitation, Liquid & Hazardous Waste Treatment and Solid Waste Treatment.

2020: Uninterrupted Essential Services

Veolia delivers essential services throughout Covid Pandemic. Revenue of $1.7Bn and 4600 employees.

2021: Champion of Ecological Transformation

Veolia launches Ecological Transformation.