Cory and Suez chiefs recognised in latest honours list

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Cory chief Chris Jones has been recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours for services to health and safety in the waste and recycling industry.

The London-based firm’s director of risk management and compliance received an OBE this month.


As well as almost 35 years at Cory, Jones has influenced the wider sector as chair of both the Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum and the Environmental Services Association Health & Safety Committee.

He has written more than 30 approved codes of practice and helped set new operating standards across the board.

Cory chief executive Dougie Sutherland said: “Chris’s impact, both within Cory and across the sector as a whole, has been substantial.

“I can think of no one more deserving of recognition for their contribution for services to health and safety in the waste industry.”

Meanwhile Adam Read, chief sustainability officer at Suez UK and a past president of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, received an MBE this month.

Suez said it “could not be prouder and happier” while Read described himself as “super excited and a little overwhelmed”.