North America
Veolia North America

Veolia North America

200 East Randolph Street
Suite 7900
Chicago, Illinois

Tel: 317.917.3700

Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment to diversity, in concept and in action, is a key component of our dedication to being the water service industry's Employer of Choice. We believe diverse employees and suppliers, along with a culture of diversity and inclusion, help us propel creativity, drive innovation and serve clients as the true global leader.

As a company doing business in numerous countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, diversity is in our DNA. We strongly believe in and encourage diversity, and we connect and support our people, our suppliers, our partners and our communities in a manner that reflects our beliefs. Our global Veolia Water CEO Jean-Michel Herrewyn says it best:

Jean-Michel Herrewyn - Chief Executive Officer, Veolia Water

"Diversity and Inclusion can be summed up in just two words... creativity and innovation!"

Jean-Michel Herrewyn
Chief Executive Officer, Veolia Water

We expand our talent pool by diversifying our workforce at all levels of management, leveraging diversity of experience and perspectives. At the "top," our team of senior executive managers includes women and members of the African-American and Hispanic communities. Our commitment includes diverse employees managing some of our most important projects and initiatives, from Fulton County, Georgia to our award-winning Pacific Northwest projects that are ahead of the curve in terms of sustainability.

Providing water services to a wide variety of municipalities and companies, we've proven the ability to connect and understand communities and clients. Our municipal clients range from New York City to Tupelo, Mississippi in the South to Vancouver, Washington in the Pacific Northwest and Honolulu in the Pacific. Our industrial clients range from Exxon Mobil and General Motors to smaller, specialized companies.

In North America, approximately 28% of our workforce is diverse. We have specific key performance indicators aimed at further diversifying our employee population and our rate of hiring diverse employees ranges from 32% to over 40% each month. We track applicant flow, interview ratio and hiring percentage as part of our ongoing commitment.

Veolia is a corporate member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and we have a partnering agreement with the National Urban League. Visit our Supplier Diversity page to learn more.