Veolia Environmental Services, the UK's leading recycling and waste management company is delighted to announce that in its first public submission it has achieved SILVER in Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2011 Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI), the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility.
The CRI helps companies to integrate and improve corporate responsibility throughout their business operations, by providing a systematic approach to managing, measuring and reporting on business impacts in society and on the environment.
Achieving Silver means that Veolia conducts effective stakeholder engagement and has the right processes in place in order to identify and manage risks and opportunities. Silver performance band companies also tend to have reliable baseline data which enables them to demonstrate both management and performance improvement.
Simone Looi, Corporate Responsibility Manager for Veolia Environmental Services said: “Taking part in the CR Index programme demonstrates our commitment to addressing social and environmental issues. We are continuing to transform the way we do business to have a positive, demonstrable impact on the environment, workplace, marketplace and communities we operate in and hope to achieve Gold for 2012!”
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “I congratulate Veolia on achieving Silver in the 2011 BITC Corporate Responsibility Index. It is a challenging time, but the results of this year’s Index demonstrate that companies are still focused on transforming their businesses in order to have a positive impact on society. All the companies who participated this year are at different stages in their responsible business journey, but they are all taking these issues seriously and are prepared to lead by example.”
The full results of the 2011 CRI, including commentary and analysis, are published in the Financial Times Responsible Business supplement.