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Veolia Environnement Ve SA : Veolia Environmental Services Attains OHSAS 18001 Certification for On-Site Services at the Ohio State University

05/23/2012 | 11:55am US/Eastern

Recognition Supports Ongoing Health and Safety Efforts and Achievements

Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America, is pleased to announce that its on-site services group at The Ohio State University has achieved OHSAS 18001 certification.

OHSAS 18001 is an international occupational health and safety management system that provides a framework to control health and safety risks and improve the health and safety of employees. Veolia achieved OHSAS 18001 certification following successful audits conducted by NSF International Strategic Registrations. The audits included a detailed review of the groups' written procedures, operational controls, leading metrics and improvement initiatives, as well as in-depth employee interviews and observations of their work practices.

"OHSAS 18001 Registration is tangible recognition of our commitment to ensuring that our employees go home at night in the same condition in which they started the day," said Darek Teeters, Ohio Valley Branch General Manager for Veolia ES Technical Solutions. "It tells our employees, customers and partners that we place a high value on safety. We are obsessed with safety."

"Programs such as ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) support our integrated quality, health, safety and environmental management system to improve performance at all work sites across the country," commented Bob Garner, Vice President Compliance and Quality. "Our seven VPP sites, and now this on-site service group, reflect our performance goals for the entire company."

Veolia's on-site services to the university include packaging, transportation and disposal of chemicals and other hazardous materials from university laboratories, research facilities and hospitals.

About Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C.

Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., provides a complete range of services for industrial and municipal customers needing to dispose of hazardous and regulated waste. Veolia ES Technical Solutions has 45 sales, service and treatment and disposal facilities conveniently located throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Capabilities include labor services on customers' sites, permitted and secure incineration, fuels blending, recycling of solvents, lighting and electronic waste recycling, and low-level radioactive and mixed waste solutions. The company has 15 permitted Treatment Storage Disposal Facilities and 36 10-day in transit locations.

About Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp.

Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. is the leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental and industrial cleaning solutions to residential, municipal, commercial and industrial customers across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

The Veolia Environmental Services group is the global benchmark for waste management and resource recovery and the only global manager of liquid, solid, non-hazardous and hazardous wastes. From waste collection to treatment, recovery and recycling, the company provides innovative, efficient and sustainable waste solutions to municipal and industrial clients. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With employees in 77 countries, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of over $38 billion in 2011. Visit the company's Web sites at www.veolia.com and www.VeoliaES.com.

Veolia ES Technical Solutions
Jim Dykhuis, 630-218-1763
Jim.Dykhuis@veoliaes.com
or
On Ideas
Denise Graham, 904-354-2600
denisegraham@onideas.com


© Business Wire 2012
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