Veolia's Activities in Israel and the OPT

An Overview

Veolia Environnment is a multinational French based corporation. The company is a very active player in the Israeli market in the fields of water, waste-water, energy and transportation. Veolia operated in Israel and in the oPt through a vast network of Israeli subsidiaries, which are identified and indicated in this overview.

Veolia Environnment Israel 

Veolia Environnment Israel is composed of the Israeli units of the company: Veolia Environmental Services (VES) Israel (25%); Veolia transportation Israel (25%); Dalkia Israel (25%); Veolia Water Services (VW) Israel (25%).

The company website indicates that the Israeli group is in complete control of the France based Veolia Environnment and the directories of the Israeli group include senior directors of the French company.

Although Veolia announced it would stop its activities in the transportation and contracting projects in Israel, as to January 2012, the company is still active in all of its Israeli projects.

Tovlan landfill in the occupied Palestinian territories is owned and operated by TMM - Integrated Recycling Services and its subsidiary Y.R.A.V Sherutei Noy 1985. VES Israel owns 95.9% of the shares in T.M.M and 2.8% are owned by the Israeli Mizrahi Bank.

As published by Who Profits, Y.R.A.V also won a tender issued by the Ministry of Defense for waste collection services from the Israeli military bases in the Jordan Valley.

Veolia water services (VW) Israel, a full subsidiaries of Veolia water compaguie generale France, operates Ayalon Sewage treatment institute, which collects sewage from the illegal settlement of Modiin Illit.

Veolia Transportation Israel operates seven bus lines which go through the occupied Palestinian territories: 7, 19, 109, 110, 422, 425 and 427.

Veolia transportation also operates the light train in Jerusalem for Citypass.

Read more in the complete overview.