Governance: toward a broader vision of business

Laurent Obadia
Senior Executive Vice President, Stakeholders and Communications, Veolia

Ecological transformation and the corporate changes it requires, must take place through engaging the company’s stakeholders beyond mere contractual ties and mutual interests, by identifying new ways of cooperating. Stakeholders’ involvement is intrinsic to Veolia’s purpose which was adopted in 2019. Veolia is now determined to strengthen and build on dialogue with its stakeholders as it seeks to invent new forms of collaboration. The “+1, the ecology turned into actions” initiative prototyped in 2021, embodies this vision and contributes to spreading a culture of dialogue and engagement that can then be adapted to fit different contexts and scopes within Veolia: contracts, business units, and projects.