Veolia Environmental Services North America brings a French accent to environmental solutions. The company holds the regional operations of the waste management division of French company Veolia Environnement. Veolia Environmental Services North America provides liquid and hazardous waste services and industrial maintenance and cleaning. Its divisions include Veolia ES Technical Solutions (hazardous waste management), Veolia Industrial Services (on-site plant cleaning and maintenance), and Veolia Canadian Operations. In addition, its Marine Services industrial services business operates a fleet of ships and provides services to offshore petroleum installations, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico.
Though heavily concentrated in the eastern half of the US, the company's operations are spread throughout the US, Bahamas, and Canada.
Veolia Environmental Services North America provides turn-key industrial cleaning and maintenance services and treats, recycle and disposes of hazardous and industrial waste. It also provides services to offshore petroleum installations.
Veolia Environmental Services North America's revenues increased by 3% in 2011 and net income decreased by 39%.
The company's core strength is the ability to deliver integrated services to customers who require a broad spectrum of environmental services, including the collection, treatment, and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous, and regulated wastes, as well as comprehensive industrial maintenance and cleaning services.
As part of Veolia Environnment's plan to shed more than $5 billion in assets by 2015, in 2012 the company sold its US solid waste operations Veolia ES Solid Waste (solid waste services, waste-to-energy plants) to Advanced Disposal Services, part of Highstar Capital, for $1.91 billion. The deal reduced Veolia's net debt by approximately $1.84 billion.
Veolia Environmental Services North America retained its other US units, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, Veolia Industrial Services, and Marine Services, as well as its Canadian solid waste unit.
Veolia Environmental Services North America is a unit of Veolia Environnment.