SUEZ celebrates 30th anniversary

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
SUEZ UK CEO David Palmer-Jones

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has launched a short film to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The recycling and waste management company has over 5,000 employees across the country delivering a full range of services to the public and private sectors.

Formerly known as SITA UK before rebranding in 2015, the business started in a shoe shop in Egham, Surrey in 1998 with 12 people.

It won its first public sector collection contract in 1989 with Erewash Council.

The business now achieves annual revenues in excess of £800m and handles over 10m tonnes of waste per year.

SUEZ marked its anniversary with a celebration at its headquarters in Maidenhead, Berkshire and the launch of a film demonstrating the company’s history and the breadth and scale of its operations.

This was shown alongside a video made last year detailing the history of the company.

David Palmer-Jones, SUEZ CEO, said: “Our business journey has coincided with, and therefore reflects, three decades of change in UK waste management, which started with the privatisation of council waste services in the 1980s and which, particularly in the past decade, has moved Britain from 0% recycling to nearly 50%.

“I believe that the next 30 years promise even greater change and will require yet another transformation of our sector. There is a strength of government support and public appetite for change in this vital area that we have not seen before and, on behalf of SUEZ, we look forward to continuing to invest and play our part over the next 30 years to help the UK achieve a circular economy.”

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