Veolia’s Estelle Brachlianoff Receives CBI’s ‘First Women Business of the Year’ Award

The ‘First Women Business of the Year Award’ was given to Veolia for going beyond statutory requirements in promoting and developing their talented female workforce and for its pioneering work in establishing a flexible workforce in the once ‘traditional’ recycling, waste and water sector.
The ‘First Women Awards’ enjoy the support of many of the UK’s leading companies and business leaders and recognise pioneering women with an entrepreneurial spirit who have opened up opportunities for others outside the established norms of their industry.
Reflecting Estelle’s belief that diversity equals innovation, Veolia employs over ninety nationalities in the UK and has raised female Board-level representation and graduate intake.
Externally, Estelle is promoting careers within the industry on platforms as diverse as the BitC* Responsible Business Week, the Institute of Civil Engineers and the London Business School. This is resulting in the sector becoming more attractive to new recruits as it becomes seen as the innovation-driven catalyst for the expanding ‘circular economy’.
Estelle was also highly commended in the ‘First Women of Manufacturing’ category for Veolia’s launch of a new manufacturing strategy designed to create green products and green energy to address the problems of scarce raw materials.
Veolia Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, Estelle Brachlianoff, said: “We are delighted to receive this external recognition of our commitment to a diverse workforce. Now we are looking for talented people from all backgrounds that share our belief in innovation and sustainability and would like to embark on an exciting career with a long-term future.”
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