Each year the Samusocial association in Romania provides social and medical services to an average of 1,500 different people.
The Medical-Psychological-Social Center was established in 2004 with the help of Veolia, which provided the Samusocial association in Romania with the building located in 82 bis Grozăveşti Road. The new Vocational Workshop was also built with the aid of Veolia.
In 2005 Samusocial in Romania together with Veolia managed to open the hygiene area within the Medical-Psychological-Social Center with five hot water showers, available to homeless adults.
The history of Samusocial is closely related to Veolia, a reliable champion of our association which year after year has assisted us in the most important projects of Samusocial in Romania”. Samusocial Association in Romania
And thus we have coordinated our activities and have already been working together for quite an impressive number of years as Veolia is, from our point of view, the strongest, most responsible and most reliable company to support such activities as it manages the water in the city of Ploieşti. Obviously, water is the vital center of every citizen in our city, of young people and they grow around us through our joint activities, learning to respect and cherish the water as the source of life”. Steluţa Coculescu, the Director of the French Alliance in Ploieşti
Congratulations to the Veolia team for their dedication to all the people of Bucharest and not only them!” Zoli TOTH, musician and the producer of Ecofrecvenţa
Veolia has also assisted RFI Romania with other shows and projects, such as the Green Planet, a show dedicated to highly topical environmental issues, broadcast every Monday at 1:30 p.m. Veolia is a strong partner for RFI Romania, and we firmly believe that we will continue to have a positive cooperation in 2015 as in the fall of this year in Paris one of the largest conferences dedicated to worldwide climate change will take place”. Cornel ION, Radio France Internationale
Some of the most visible actions organized in partnership include those dedicated to fostering love for nature, such as the promotion of “A Chance for the Blue Danube” International Poster Contest, and the “I Have a Gift for the Danube Delta” educational program. Understanding that nature relies on each of us, Veolia has reconfirmed its commitment to preserving the biodiversity through the symbolic adoption of a pair of pelicans, the restocking of the Danube River with sturgeon fingerlings, the support for the efforts to protect the habitats of endangered species in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (by repairing and strengthening the nesting platforms of the Dalmatian pelicans, achieving and placing banners). Together we have developed the “Let’s Keep the Danube Delta Clean” public awareness campaign for the large scale information on the dangers posed by waste to the natural environment of the Danube Delta and the health of its inhabitants. The delta-related issues were constantly under the spotlight both within the annual events organized by Veolia and within the “Danube Environmental Forum”, an international event initiated by the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration which served as a discussion platform for all the parties interested in building solid partnerships and finding sustainable solutions to the environmental challenges.
Thanks to its support over these 7 years of cooperation, Veolia has proved to be a reliable partner that has contributed to turning into reality the vision of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration of building a better future for the specific biodiversity of the Reserve and for the inhabitants of the delta. Congratulations to the Veolia team for the beautiful actions dedicated to the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and the positive example that must be followed by others”. Lucian Eduard SIMION, the Governor of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration
We could not have promoted this exceptional museum patrimony through exhibitions, theme-focused lessons and publications had we not been given modern exhibition furniture and the related technical installations, purchased by Veolia. Our visitors would not have been able to find out about the specific diversity of the seas of the word had Veolia not enriched our aquarium collection with spectacular species. And it was again Veolia that made it possible to organize at Tulcea some exceptional musical events, providing us with an upright piano and furniture.
Today, after almost seven years of collaborating and building a beautiful friendship we say thank you and once again thank you to the enthusiastic and dedicated Veolia team for being there and for being by our side in our actions dedicated to the community of Tulcea.
If I were to choose a slogan to define our partnership with Veolia, the most appropriate choice would be: TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT!” Cristina DINU, the Head of the Danube Delta Ecotourism Museum Center, the Gavrilă Simion Institute of Ecology and Museum Research of Tulcea
If we think of... the International Meetings in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, we see that they have already reached the 7th Edition. The number of national and international participants and delegations has increased at a constant pace from 9 to over 20 countries as this year’s participation seems to be.
If we think of… the library, we see that we can find there featured strongly the five highly praised books prepared together with Veolia, which have reached over 50 countries, including the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, and other international meetings, the latest one taking place in 2014 in the far-away land of Japan, a meeting which marked the end of the Worldwide Decade for Sustainable Development.
If we look… at the photos taken by professionals or amateurs, we see the familiar, joyful, warm faces of the "Family" because here we are one family, Veolia and the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO, united in our achievements, all the them memorable.
Had Veolia, and all the open, enthusiastic and professional people working there not existed… they should have been invented.
If time did not stop us... we would continue..., but there is and always will be time for saying ‘Thank you, Veolia!’" Lucreţia Băluţă, National Coordinator of ASP-net, the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO
In November – December 2011, when our collaboration began, we, the people at ViitorPlus, knew that the Veolia team was involved in, and dedicated to, environmental projects. We started with “Recycle for the Trees”, a project in which the paper (and cardboard) waste collected for recycling purposes became a source of funding of the afforestation of damaged public land for which no State funds were available.
This collaboration continued in 2012 with the participation of Veolia in the voluntary planting campaigns, while in 2013 the employees who opted for a 7Card sports subscription also chose to donate RON 5/subscription for the afforestation actions in the Children’s Forest.
What does Veolia’s involvement mean?
Here is Veolia’s impact over the last three years through the Recycle for Trees:
- Over 34 tons of recycled paper plus other 2.8 tons of cardboard;
- Over 141 megawatts of saved energy;
- 1 hectare of forest saved from cutting;
- About 1 ton of pollutants no longer released into the atmosphere;
- Over 77 square meters no longer covered with waste;
- About 1,000 cubic meters of water saved;
- 3,500 square meters of afforested land.
The Children’s Forest thanks Veolia for its involvement!” The ViitorPlus Team
A significant aspect is the scientific research conducted on the biodiversity at Arcuda Treatment Plant (area used by Veolia for the treatment of drinking water of Bucharest) in order to get to know, protect and preserve natural assets.
Veolia is a partner that promotes dissemination of knowledge of plants, as fundamental element of the entire biodiversity. Hence three bilingual (Romanian and English) books were published, on plants in Bucharest Botanical Garden, plants and protected habitats in Bucegi Mountains and in the Arcuda Treatment Plant perimeter.
Equipping the Environmental Education Center in Bucharest Botanical Garden and the joint organization of the international scientific event for celebrating its 150 years of existence are furthermore two reference points in the partnership with Veolia. The joint actions within the "Club of Biodiversity", which promotes natural and cultural assets, communication and awareness of the complementary relationship between human and nature, nationally and internationally, can also be added to the list.
This partnership between the Association of Botanical Gardens in Romania and Veolia, dedicated to NATURE and HUMAN, is a significant example of cooperation that I wish to particularly appreciate.» Prof. Anca SÂRBU, Ph. D., University of Bucharest – President of the Association of Botanical Gardens in Romania