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March 29, 2019, 4:20 p.m. EDT

France : Veolia supports new state-of-the-art Danone Nutricia plant in the Netherlands

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Mar 29, 2019 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) -- Nutricia Cuijk is among the biggest production sites for Danone in Europe. Products coming out of the plant will be exported to more than 90 countries. Veolia will be providing the Danones 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 Veolias 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 sites efficiency with regards to its CO2 footprint.

This project is a clear illustration of Danones One Planet. One Health vision and the companys goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. In commenting on Veolias 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 Danones strong belief that the health of people and that of the planet are interconnected. While producing specialized infant milk formula, were doing our utmost to preserve a healthy and clean environment for future generations. On behalf of Danone, wed 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.

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