Engineering News Record (ENR) has named Veolia the top environmental firm in the world for the third year in a row – a recognition that underscores Veolia’s commitment to be the global leader in environmental transformation.
In addition to being the top overall environmental firm on ENR’s list of the Top 200 global environmental companies in 2022, Veolia was also recognized as the top company in four specific market segments: Hazardous Waste, Water Treatment/Supply, Air Quality/Clean Energy, and Wastewater Treatment – all rankings it also earned for 2021. Veolia ranked first in terms of revenue from private and state/local clients and third in Construction/Remediation. Veolia was also named the number one firm working in non-U.S. locations.
The annual ENR listing ranks firms worldwide based on the percentage of 2022 gross revenue reported from environmental services. Veolia Group widened its list dominance this year, reporting $45.2 billion in ENR criteria revenue from global water and waste sector work.
Veolia CEO Estelle Brachlianoff attributed Veolia’s revenue growth in 2022 to “good volume dynamics, low sensitivity to economic conditions and effective implementation” of synergies from the purchase of Suez Environment.
In the United States, Veolia Nuclear Solutions - Federal Services (VNSFS) brings innovative solutions and technologies for remote access, and waste separation, stabilization and treatment to its customers, including in the following ways:
- VNSFS supports Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D) at the U.S. Department of Energy cleanup sites in Portsmouth, Hanford, Idaho and Oak Ridge, as well as numerous other U.S. government and commercial organizations. VNSFS’ approach to D&D combines the interrelated disciplines of engineering, waste management, remediation, facility operations and appropriate technology deployment - resulting in safe, cost-effective reduction of liabilities.
- VNSFS is also a leading technology provider for nuclear and hazardous waste challenges. As an example, Veolia’s patented GeoMelt® vitrification technology passively immobilizes wastes that contain reactive metals and radioactive contamination and provides a cost efficient and safe platform to transform these problematic legacy wastes into a permanently safe and disposable waste form. VNSFS recently marked the one-year anniversary of its second GeoMelt® facility in June in Andrews, Texas, where it has treated two full streams of orphaned sodium-contaminated wastes from the Idaho National Laboratory. The first GeoMelt facility opened in Richland, Washington in 2018.
- VNSFS’ licensed and integrated radioactive materials facility in Pennsylvania (Alaron Nuclear Services) has consistently provided rad contaminated waste and decontamination services to the commercial nuclear industry for more than three decades.