Veolia achieved results in 2022 "
at their highest ever
", with the absorption of a large part of the assets of rival Suez and a net profit up 30%, for the first time exceeding one billion euros. , driven in particular by its energy activities.
The water and waste giant saw its turnover increase by nearly 50% to 42.9 billion euros (at constant exchange rates), inflated for two thirds by the acquisition of Suez and for a third through its organic growth.
At constant scope and exchange rates, the increase was 14.1%.
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“More international” dimension
Net profit reached 1.162 billion euros, driven by new contracts, particularly in energy, but also for almost half by a program of cost savings and synergies.
The group's general manager Estelle Brachlianoff hailed Thursday "
record results, above all our objectives, for a historic year on all fronts
According to her, the integration of the assets of Suez and some 40,000 employees (out of a total of 220,000 now) “
is a complete success, in human, financial and operational terms
Today, Veolia is "
in a new dimension, more international, more innovative, more agile and on very good track
", underlined Estelle Brachlianoff, who replaced Antoine Frérot as the group's operational director in July, after having been number two for four years.
Depollution, decarbonization, the need to regenerate resources are major markets, valued at several hundred billion euros, she added: these markets "are growing faster
in the global economy, they benefit from particular support in the regulations, and we are well positioned