The world’s natural resources are used to create and do so many things. They keep households running, businesses growing and communities thriving. But as a society, we’ve taken them for granted for too long. Between 1980 and 2020, we will have doubled how much we extract from the planet. And our increased demand for energy, water and materials has affected their availability, volatility and cost, and created unsustainable amounts of waste.
Our dependency on finite resources such as fossil fuels has also increased carbon emissions, leading to a changing climate with more extreme weather events affecting our communities. The need to act now is clear and Veolia is well placed to make its customers’ operations – and its own – more carbon and resource efficient.