As a business, Veolia has a real responsibility for managing and reducing its carbon footprint and has done this through innovation and technology, skills and training, leadership and behavioural responsibility.
Veolia, which employs more than 12,000 people, has managed to reduce its carbon emissions through a range of initiatives, including increasing the gas captured from its landfills and utilising this to generate energy.
The company also introduced low carbon, low emission refuse collection vehicles and its drivers are trained in responsible driving practices and route optimisation to reduce fuel consumption. In addition to this, Veolia established a Greenhouse Gas Tracker that helps customers to calculate their carbon footprint on the services that it provides to them to help reduce their carbon emissions.
Harry Morrison, General Manager at the Carbon Trust Standard Company said: “We congratulate Veolia Environmental Services on achieving the Carbon Trust Standard. This is a true testament to the company’s ongoing commitment to improving its efforts to measure, manage and reduce its carbon emissions.”
Simone Looi, Group Environment Manager at Veolia Environmental Services said: “We are delighted to have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard which recognises our continued commitment to environmental sustainability. It is a great way of demonstrating that we are on the front foot when it comes to carbon management best practices.
“Over the past three years, we have reduced our carbon emissions significantly and are committed to making further reductions in the future. Our commitment to the low carbon agenda is solid because not only does it make good business sense – it is the right thing to do.”