Dalkia, Veolia’s energy business, has recently achieved its 3 year CPD re-accrediation result with Engineers Ireland. Dalkia has utilised the CPD platform as a key tool in the creation of a learning and performance culture which is at the centre of the company’s strategic goals. The learning and performance culture creates an environment where employees take responsibility for their own learning and development and where they can be supported to “learn, unlearn and re-learn” to improve their competence and adopt new behaviours to meet our customers changing needs.
Health & Wellbeing:
Dalkia recently issued a Health Resource Pack to all its employees across Ireland and the UK covering an extensive range of issues that impact on a person’s wellbeing from Nutrition & Fitness to Emotional Health, Shift Working and Travel Tips.
Veolia Water took the opportunity to take part in Engineers Ireland ” Engineers Week in February” by opening up the state of the art Srowland Water Treatment plant near Athy. Third level water engineering students from NUIG and DIT were invited to tour the plant and staff enjoyed fielding the diverse and challenging questions on sustainable water management from the students.
The Water Box
Given the necessity of beginning education around sustainable water management at an early age, Veolia have launched an internal campaign for staff to link up with selected primary schools close to the vicinity of our water treatment operations to roll out the Water Box. The Water Box is an educational tool designed for 8 to 12 year olds. This hands-on box of water experiments complete with teachers’ guides and instructional DVD makes learning about water fun and interactive. Staff visit the selected schools to present the Water Box and take the opportunity to create some lively debates about why we should all be using our water resources wisely.