05 December 2012
Last night Business in the Community (BiTC) recognised the innovative approach of two senior Veolia Environmental Services staff for the crucial role they have played in driving forward the responsible business agenda.
Kevin Hurst, Marketing and Communications Director and Simone Looi, QHSE Deputy Director were both announced as ‘Game Changers’ as responsible business leaders nominated by the BiTC.
Kevin and Simone were put forward following the roles they played in implementing the company’s ‘Go Further Together’ CR strategy implemented throughout Veolia which was the catalyst for it receiving the coveted platinum rating in the BiTC’s 2012 Corporate Responsibility Index.
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive for Business in the Community said: “We are delighted to be able to recognise some of the brightest stars in corporate responsibility through our Game Changers award. As a campaigning membership organisation we are dependent on individuals from business to help us drive the agenda.”
“Without the energy and passion of Game Changers like Kevin and Simone I doubt very much if the UK responsible business movement would be quite so mature. They truly deserve this recognition which I hope will act as an inspiration to others.”
Kevin and Simone were in good company with other Game Changers from household names such as M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. The awards were announced at the BiTC’s AGM which was held on Tuesday 4 December as part of their 30th birthday celebrations.
For more information visit this link to view the full list of Game Changers http://www.bitc.org.uk/gamechangers
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Notes to the editor
We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development and received a Four Star rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index for 2014.
Veolia is the global leader in optimised resource management. With over 200,000 employees* worldwide, the company designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, protect and conserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2013, Veolia supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 86 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) recorded revenue of €22.3 billion* in 2013.
(*) Excluding Transdev employees and revenue currently under divestment