Veolia Environnement is a French multinational that trades in water and waste management, energy and transport services. Veolia Transport, a subsidiary of Veolia Environnement, is a leading partner in the CityPass consortium, contracted to build a light rail tramway system linking west Jerusalem to illegal Jewish settlements such as Pisgat Ze’ev, French Hill, Neve Ya’akov and Gilo in occupied East Jerusalem. Once built (due to be completed in 2020), the rail system will help to cement Israel’s hold on occupied East Jerusalem and tie the settlements even more firmly into the State of Israel.
Through its subsidiary Veolia Environmental Services Israel (which has bought TMM Integrated Recycling Services), Veolia also owns and operates the Tovlan Landfill in the occupied Jordan Valley, using captured Palestinian natural and land resources for the needs of Israeli settlements. Other subsidiaries include Connex Transportation Israel, Veolia Environmental Services Israel, TMM Integrated Recycling Industries, Veolia Transportation Israel, Connex Jerusalem, Veolia Water Services Israel. Veolia also holds a number of contracts for recycling and waste management across Europe. Veolia UK’s head office is London (154 Pentonville Road, N1 9PE). For more information, see here).
Earlier this month, Veolia lost a €3.5m contract in Sweden over its involvement with the Jerusalem light rail project (see here). In 2006, Dutch bank ASN also broke off financial relations with Veolia for the same reason, as did the Irish tram drivers union broke. In November 2008, a group of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists demonstrated in front of Bilbao City Hall in protest against the council’s plans to award Veolia a contract for the cities bus transportation.
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Veolia ES Birmingham Ltd, set up in 1993 as Tyseley Waste Disposal Ltd, has a 25-year integrated waste management contract with Birmingham City Council, to operate as its strategic partner to deal with waste arisings, maximise recycling and produce Energy Recovery
Tyseley Waste Disposal Ltd
Tel: 0121 680 2000
Veolia Environmental Services – Birmingham
The Coach Station, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, CF38 2HB
Tel: 01443 215100
Fax: 01443 215134
Aston Coaches / Ultima Tours
Clerkenleap, Broomhall, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 3HR
Tel: 01905 820201
Tel: 01905 829205 (Ultima Tours)
Fax: 01905 829249
Paul James Coach Holidays
Unit 5, Grange Farm Business Park
Grange Road, ugglescote, eicestershire E67 2BT
Telephone: 01530 832399
Facsimile: 01530 836128
Crofty Ind Est, Penclawdd, Swansea, SA4 3RS
Tel: 01792 851569
Unit 6, Pontcynon Ind Est, Abercynon, Mountain Ash
Tel: 01443 742770
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