LONDON, January 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Closed loop pioneers, Veolia have joined forces with Resource to collaborate on new thinking, products, services and solutions which enable the circular economy.
As delivery partner of Resource's #LivingCircular Conference Theatre, Veolia will give the 11,000+ visitors attending the event, at ExCel London from 3rd - 5th March, a unique insight into circular business practices which will enable them to preserve scarce raw materials.
Keen to hear from anyone with a true innovation to help transform linear into circular business models, Veolia will also host Resource's first ever 'Innovation Den' workshop whereby pre-selected individuals or organisations will pitch their innovations to senior representatives from across the business. Details to be released soon at http://www.resource-event.com.
Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia's Senior Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, said: "Knowledge transfer and collaboration is the only way forward to build an economy that can preserve and not over consume scarce raw materials. So if you want to do more than just talking about how to reuse resources but would benefit from practical advice then get in touch as we can help you become more resource efficient."
Stephen Gee, a Founding Director of Resource said: "We are delighted to be working with Veolia whose appetite to drive and deliver value from circularity is helping increase momentum behind the circular economy and turn it into a reality. Resource is a platform where leading organisations looking to collaborate towards a circular economy can meet, learn and network and this year's event will be the best yet."
Veolia's strategy focusing on manufacturing green products and energy is demonstrated by its investing more than £1 billion in new infrastructure between 2012 and 2018 to help its customers reduce their carbon impact. From transforming sludge into plastic, recovering palladium from street sweepings and future-gazing with its 'Imagine 2050' report, the company is turning the once 'traditional' waste, water and energy management industry on its head.
For further information on Veolia's presence at Resource and to book your complimentary ticket to the event, please visit http://www.resource-event.com. Follow us on Twitter (@Resource_Event) for the latest event news.
Notes to the Editor
About Veolia UK
We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development and received a Four Star rating in Business in the Community's Corporate Responsibility Index for 2014.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimised resource management. With over 187,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and helps to replenish them.
In 2013, the Veolia group supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €23.4 billion* in 2013.
(*) 2013 pro-forma unaudited figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France. Excluding Transdev employees and revenue currently under divestment.