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When crisis management becomes business continuity

7th April 2020 Posted by

Mid-March marked the eleventh anniversary of the start of my career in the waste and resource industry, when I accepted a Head of Communications role at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, back then known as SITA UK. Amid the intensity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic on our and other businesses, there hasn’t been much time to reflect on years

#EachforEqual – International Women’s Day at SUEZ

9th March 2020 Posted by

This past year has seen great progress for women and girls around the globe. From Jessica Meir and Christina Koch being the first all-female team to step into space from US space agency NASA to Roula Khalaf being appointed the next editor of the Financial Times, the first woman to do so since it was founded in 1888. In 2019,

Brands talk about sustainability, but are they making a genuine difference?

30th January 2020 Posted by

We all know how the rise of Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II in 2017 have provoked the public’s consciousness around environmental issues and our climate as well. These influential factors followed the United Nations forming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Working with governments, companies, start-ups, NGOs and other organisations, they plan to solve some of

Plastic not so fantastic? The debate continues…

23rd January 2020 Posted by

The Circular Economy Task Force For the last 18 months SUEZ has been active an member of the Circular Economy Task Force – a business group convened by the Green Alliance as a forum for policy discussion, innovation and business thinking around resource use in the UK. The Group is chaired by Dr. Colin Church, Chief Executive of IOM3, and the

2020 talent development and sector professionalism

7th January 2020 Posted by

After two years in post with SUEZ in the UK, I can officially say that I am suitably impressed with the training programmes available for all employees, and the succession planning and career development opportunities. These initiatives and programmes have enabled SUEZ to retain employees longer than is the average for our sector. As someone that has specialised in consultancy,

Procuring waste management services during times of uncertainty faced by local authorities

19th December 2019 Posted by

For any local authority waste collection, recycling and treatment contracts are some of the most expensive and high profile you will ever manage or let. Delivering not only the service, but in many cases infrastructure too that touches the lives of all households, in a way that even schools and the health service do not. Difficult conditions For many years,

Top tips for tendering at your local authority

16th December 2019 Posted by

Somerset Waste Partnership recently completed a successful tender for the council’s waste collection options, despite challenging circumstances. Following the release of the reflective guide from all parties involved in their recent recycling and waste collection contract a recent webinar was co-hosted by SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and letsrecycle.com shared the procurement process of the Somerset Waste Partnership. The panel

Media reporting and the evolving UK resources and waste sector

6th December 2019 Posted by

With the general election only days away, the media coverage of the debates, issues, and back stories continues to ramp up, you can’t really escape the plethora of well-crafted soundbites, well-planned photo shoots, and the obvious political sparring that happens when the UK goes to the polls. Now some of the media will tell you they are impartial or even

Collaboration: the resource sector and beyond

2nd December 2019 Posted by

The last month has certainly been busy when it comes to events in the resources and waste industry. Our advent calendars are ready and waiting to begin the countdown to Christmas, and it seems many have managed to squeeze their events and workshops in ahead of the festivities. It’s been an opportune time to make the most of the knowledge

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