Veolia Energie ČR’s Foundation promotes the creation of another 37 jobs

27 january 2015  • Energy

“At its meeting, the Board of Trustees allocated the Foundation’s grants totalling CZK 1,917,800. Veolia always helps in the regions in which it operates,” said Philippe Guitard, Veolia CEO for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Director, Central and Eastern Europe, adding, “Our programme is based on long-term partnerships. The Foundation of our energy division, Veolia Energie, has created almost 1,900 new jobs since 2000, when we established the Foundation.”
 
The Foundation of Veolia Energie ČR, formerly Dalkia ČR, provides support for both start-ups and going concerns, thereby helping to reduce the rate of unemployment. The most interesting projects that were approved in January 2015 are in the field of social work, including, for example, the following two projects.
 
The Foundation will help the company BM workservice, in its Ateliér operation in Husova Street in Třinec, to create three new sheltered jobs in the manufacture of imitation jewellery and decorative glass products and components – lampwork beads. The company is committed to employing disabled people.
 
In Beskydy’s colourful foothills, in the village of Ostravice, a house with a special regimen will be set up; it will accommodate up to 37 elderly people and make it possible for them to live through their old age with dignity, in a beautiful environment and a family atmosphere whilst enjoying fully-fledged medical and social care. The home is intended for Alzheimer and senile dementia patients and those suffering from similar diseases. The project was presented by a charity called Medela-péče o seniory [Medela-Care for the Elderly].

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In the energy sector, the Veolia group currently provides heat to 2.4 million homes and operates 76,000 energy generating facilities and more than 450 district heating and cooling networks. The Veolia Energie in the Czech Republic group generates and distributes heat, cold and electricity, supplies industrial utilities (such as compressed air and nitrogen) and employs 2,300 people. Integration within the Veolia group gave rise to a group that is one of the twenty largest companies in the Czech economy.
 
The Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 187,000 employees worldwide, the group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2013, the Veolia group supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. The group recorded consolidated revenue of €23.4 billion in 2013.