We are committed to achieving net-zero by 2050, a target that is underpinned by our global vision of Ecological Transformation across the Veolia Group.
Our Net-Zero Strategy, published in 2021, will guide us towards our target. It includes a wide-ranging programme of measures to decarbonise services essential to everyday life – waste, water and energy. This includes ways to reduce emissions from our own operations (including our Scope 1 and 2 emissions) and continue with our progress to reduce Scope 3 emissions along our supply chain.
Our customers and partners play a key role in our journey towards net-zero. We are actively working with them to drive innovation and new market opportunities to achieve our collective goals.
Reduce our operational emissions, including emissions from our fuel, gas and electricity consumption by 2% year-on-year to 2040, and switch 100% of our energy portfolio to zero-emission processes by 2050.
Reduce our process emissions, including those from landfills, incineration, organic waste and wastewater treatment by 25% compared to 2020 by removing organic waste from landfills and plastics from energy from waste and continually improving and optimising processes for organic waste and wastewater treatment.
Capture and offset our remaining greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including deploying Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technology across our energy recovery facilities (ERFs), and capturing over 85% of fugitive landfill emissions.
Work in partnership to reduce the emissions we do not have control over by collaborating with our employees, suppliers, customers, partners and public bodies to educate, innovate and drive new market opportunities.
Continue to improve the quality of our carbon reporting, including introducing a waste composition analysis based on emission factors at our ERFs, landfills and composting sites to measure the biogenic potential of the waste processed and accurately calculate resultant GHG emissions.
Continue to develop low and zero-carbon solutions for our customers, including working collaboratively with our partners and customers to develop tailored solutions for our customers using the latest, best available technologies across all our operations.