Learn More About Veolia

Since 2005, Veolia campaigns worldwide have collected an impressive series of successes; the company has lost over $13 billion in contracts and countless investors, and communities worldwide have declared themselves "Veolia Free".

See a list of example Veolia campaign victories around the world!


There are multiple Veolia contracts here in the United States. See if there are Veolia contracts near you, and use this information to educate the public about Veolia's crimes. 

See if there are Veolia contracts in your community!


Veolia is not only involved in occupation-related crimes. Numerous groups have compained of other offenses which involve the putting of profit above people, time and again. 

See more information on Veolia's Other Offenses!

The BDS Movement and Palestine Solidarity Campaign websites also have excellent Veolia campaign pages with further resources: background information, articles, a sample divestment letter, maps, and more.


September 2012
Palestine Israel Action Group
Quakers Divest from Hewlett-Packard and Veolia Environment
Friends Fiduciary Corporation, a socially responsible investment firm that serves hundreds of Quaker institutions in the U.S., has divested from both HP and Veolia based upon concerns related to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Earlier this year, they also divested from Caterpillar.

October 25, 2011
Cambridge Bin Veolia
Cambridge students vote to break contract with Veolia
58% of student voters elected to break the university's contract with Veolia, which expires in September 2012. Although the referendum did not meet the 10% of the student body required to become CUSU policy, it was a promising start and the campaign will continue. 

April 2011
Dalit Baum; Global Exchange
Organizing against Segregation on Buses in the 21st Century
Palestinians and Israelis have markedly different travel experiences which include the presence of segregated bus lines. Veolia operates segregated bus services in Israel, which is one reason for the current global campaign against Veolia, revealing the power of economic activism as a tool for change.

Jerusalem Light Rail Project, Israel
Details on the Israeli tramway project such as the many challenges faced, who makes up the CityPass consortium, and construction of infrastructure.

May 25, 2010
Marian Houk; Un-Truth
Do the Court-ordered changes to Road 443 help Palestinian movement near Jerusalem and Ramallah?
Starting in 2000, Palestinians have been banned from using the now Israeli-only road 443, the majority of which is built within OPT. Despite court-ordered changes allowing increased Palestinian access, many fear the situation will not change for the better.

June 29, 2009
BDS Movement
Derail Veolia and Alstom Campaign
Veolia is involved in the Jerusalem Light Rail project which violates international law. This article also gives background on both the Veolia and Alstom campaigns, including important successes and information on how to find new targets.

March 11, 2009
Adri Nieuwhof and Daniel Machover; The Electronic Intifada
French company runs Israeli bus services to settlements
A useful summary of the premises of the Derail Veolia campaign and Veolia's activities in the OPT.

February 10, 2009
Adri Nieuwhof and Daniel Machover; The Electronic Intifada
Time to hold Veolia to account
Describes how Veolia has come under pressure, especially in Europe, for its involvement in Israel's tramway project and therefore in its involvement in Israeli war crimes and breaches of international law. Veolia's, as well as Alstom's, misconduct in this regard have already caused both companies to lose public contracts throughout Europe.

December 16, 2008
Adri Nieuwhof; The Electronic Intifada
Veolia involved in Israel's waste dumping in West Bank
The Tovlan landfill is owned and operated by a company fully owned by Veolia. This landfill is located in the OPT, yet is used to service the illegal settlements, not Palestinians.

November 8, 2008
Who Profits from the Occupation?
Veolia Environnement
Explains how Veolia is implicated in the Israeli occupation and lists general information about this company, including its main shareholders and Israeli subsidiaries.

September 13, 2006
Adri Nieuwhof; The Electronic Intifada
The Israel Veolia "Connexxion”
A brief background of Veolia and its activities in Israel. Also reveals the negative media attention surrounding Veolia regarding issues such as corporate corruption, bribery, falsification of records, anti-union policies, and the company's role in environmental degradation