Veolia Transdev opens its new head office in Issy-Les-Moulineaux (France)

2012.12.03
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Veolia Transdev opened its new head office on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in a ceremony attended by André Santini, Deputy Mayor and former government minister, along with other prominent figures from the municipality of Issy-les-Moulineaux (France), the Greater Paris-West Seine Urban Community, and the business development facilitator Seine Ouest Entreprise et Emploi. Veolia Transdev Chairman and CEO Jérôme Gallot and Dominique Gauthier, COO and Director France were also present.

In early March, Veolia Transdev moved into its new head office building at 32 boulevard Gallieni in Issy-les-Moulineaux on the outskirts of Paris, in the heart of the Forum Seine business district. The Séreinis building now accommodates the France entity staff and the Corporate Support teams, who were initially based in two other locations. A total of 500 employees now work at the new site.

The building combines comfort and high-tech equipment. Its environmental features reflect a design and engineering focus on performance and well-being. Séreinis houses about 550 workstations on six floors. It is also equipped with some 300 parking spaces (12 of which for disabled people) and many spaces for two-wheeled vehicles. It is arranged around interior courtyards and landscaped patios. It offers high-quality services, with a company cafeteria and coffee bar.

On each floor of office space, furniture and fittings were chosen so that each employee would enjoy the best installations and optimal working conditions. For example, offices have a floor area of about 10 square meters and comply with Afnor standards. Each department manager was consulted to take an inventory of needs and divide the available space into the optimal number of private and group offices while at the same time working within current economic constraints. The result is space broken down into 28% private offices and 66% shared offices. The latter will mainly accommodate two people, with some offices for up to 4 people. In addition, 6% of the work area consists of small open-plan spaces for 5 to 8 people. Finally, a total of 26 conference rooms with capacities of 4 to 16 people are located throughout the floors of the building.

Recent news events can only highlight the need to place the accent on the construction of Veolia Transdev and on its corporate vision. It is up to us, with the support of Caisse des Dépôts, to be the architects of our future. This new building is already an example. It will make life easier for our employees, enable us to work together more efficiently and effectively.
Jérôme Gallot, CEO of Veolia Transdev

Séreinis is easily accessible by public transport:

  • 3-minutes walk from the tramway T2 and T3 lines
  • 5-minutes walk from the Issy-Val de Seine station of the commuter train.
  • 5 minutes away by Vélib’ self-serve rental bike
  • Real-time passenger information displays in the building lobby show departure times.

Additional shared transport services:

  • A carpoooling website referenced on Google and accessible via the intranet.
    A carsharing station on site, basement level -1
  • Transport available by SuperShuttle : www.supershuttle.fr

Important Disclaimer

Veolia Environnement is a corporation listed on the NYSE and Euronext Paris. This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, including the risks described in the documents Veolia Environnement has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Veolia Environnement does not undertake, nor does it have, any obligation to provide updates or to revise any forward-looking statements. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of documents filed by Veolia Environnement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from Veolia Environnement.

About Veolia Transdev

Born out of the merger of Veolia Transport and Transdev, a subsidiary of Veolia Environment and Caisse des Dépôts, Veolia Transdev is the world’s leading private player in the field of sustainable transport. Veolia Transdev advises and supports regional authorities, from the pre-project stage to the daily operation of public transport networks, including project management assistance. With 119,000 staff in 27 countries, the group operates 60,000 vehicles and 25 tram systems.In 2010, Veolia Transport and Transdev generated a combined turnover of 8.2 billion euros.
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