A Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development has been given to Veolia Environnement.
The award was received for setting the sustainability benchmark and its new business strategy which focuses on manufacturing green energy and calories and places it at the centre of the circular economy.
It was given the award after recycling over one million tonnes of waste annually and converting non-recyclable waste into energy sufficient to provide electricity and heat to over 300,000 homes.
Veolia Environnement executive vice-president UK & Ireland Estelle Brachlianoff said: “It is an honour to be recognised by Her Majesty the Queen for the work we have done over the last five years transforming the business.
“This award highlights the work all 14,000 members of staff have undertaken to continue to drive the business forward – for us sustainability is not part of our business, it is our business!”