PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:
Danone has just opened Nutricia Cuijk, its latest facility for
the production of high quality specialized infant formula, in the
south-east of the Netherlands. Veolia (Paris:VIE) has supported
Danone with the design and construction of the plant, leveraging the
latest technological innovations and the company’s operational expertise
to achieve the best possible environmental footprint for the site.
Veolia will be responsible under a 10 year outsourcing services contract
for the generation of utilities onsite to specific performance guarantees
Nutricia Cuijk is among the biggest production sites for Danone in
Europe. Products coming out of the plant will be exported to more than
Veolia will be providing the Danone’s Nutricia Cuijk site over
the next 10 years with guaranteed levels of availability and reliability
of its utilities, notably air and steam, as well as ingredient and
process water. Energy consumption will be monitored and guaranteed
through Veolia’s proprietary efficiency hypervision center Hubgrade™.
This state-of-the-art plant has been designed and built with the latest
technologies to maximize re-using and recovering water and heat, thus
maximizing the site’s efficiency with regards to its CO2 footprint.
This project is a clear illustration of Danone’s ‘One Planet. One
Health’ vision and the company’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by
2050. In commenting on Veolia’s role in the project, David Boulanger,
Senior Vice President Operations, Danone Specialized Nutrition said: “The
planning, design and construction of the new Nutricia Cuijk plant was
inspired by our ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision – which reflects
Danone’s strong belief that the health of people and that of the planet
are interconnected. While producing specialized infant milk formula,
we’re doing our utmost to preserve a healthy and clean environment for
future generations. On behalf of Danone, we’d like to thank Veolia for
their strategic support, helping us design and build a production
facility that optimizes the resources we use.”
Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice-President of Veolia for
Development, Innovation and Markets, commented: “The Design Build and
Operation for the utilities of Nutricia Cuijk’s facility is one main
achievements of our Alliance with Danone”, In addition to
Veolia’s contribution to Danone’s sustainability agenda, the contract
has been built to guarantee and incentivize Veolia for commitment on
performance improvements. This is where Veolia is at his best and
delivers the main value to its customers”.
Since the beginning of the Alliance between Danone and Veolia in 2016,
the companies have been leveraging their respective strengths and
expertise to co-design and implement transformational initiatives and
projects that can enable Danone to create economic, social and
environmental change and value across their processes and operations.
The work of the Veolia and Danone teams has been aimed at supporting
Danone in its environmental commitments, notably in the fields of water
and energy efficiency, sustainable packaging, global waste management
and renewable energies such as biomass and methanization.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource
management. With over 171,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and
provides water, waste and energy management solutions which 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 2018, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water
and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 56
million megawatt hours of energy and converted 49 million metric tons of
waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on
Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.91 billion
in 2018 (USD 30.6 billion). www.veolia.com
Veolia Group Media Relations
Laurent Obadia – Sandrine
Tel.+ 33 1 85 57 42 15
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