It’s a hat-trick as Veolia Water scoops industry awards

Posted: Monday 5th July 2010

As World Cup fever grips the nation, Veolia Water has scored a hat-trick of industry awards for its environmental leadership.

Recently, Veolia Water companies picked up the following awards:

BCEEnvironmental Leadership Award - Veolia Water Central

Hertfordshire-based company Veolia Water Central, which supplies drinking water to 3.2 million people in North London and the south-east, received a Major Commendation from BCE for linking up with its highways reinstatement and maintenance partner Stanmore Quality Services (SQS) to reduce the environmental impact of its street works by changing industry standards and practices for sustainable waste recycling. The partnership has resulted in more than 20,000 tonnes of excavated street works waste being recycled and reused to back-fill trenches and a saving of almost 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

BITC ‘Big Tick’ - Veolia WaterUK

Veolia Water UK, the parent company for three water supply companies in the UK, including Veolia Water Central, was not only ranked among those companies in the UK with ‘Retained Platinum’ status in the BITC’s Corporate Responsibility Index, but also received a coveted ‘Big Tick’ for demonstrating environmental leadership in water efficiency and resource efficiency.

Examples of innovation included the Veolia Water Central/SQS excavated waste recycling project and a new sustainable process for treating rainwater falling on landfill sites, which produces commercially viable by-products.

Veolia Water UK CEO Frédéric Devos said:

“We are delighted that Veolia Water’s continued commitment to environmental leadership and technological innovation has been recognised by these two respected organisations. The environment is the basis of our business and we ensure that our environmental strategy is embedded into everything we do.

“The projects highlighted in these awards demonstrate how it is possible to be environmentally responsible, cutting our waste and carbon footprint, and commercially viable at the same time.

“We can now share with others how effective partnership and innovation can improve resource efficiency and the bottom line. We hope where we innovate others follow.”

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