WMRR welcomes returning Peak Industry member, Veolia

 7 July 2022

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) has this week warmly welcomed the return of Veolia, Australia’s largest environmental services provider, as a Peak Industry member.

With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, including 6,000 in Australia, Veolia designs and deploys useful, practical solutions for the management of water, waste and energy that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries.

Mr Richard Kirkman, Veolia CEO, said working collaboratively with WMRR enables industry to cohesively drive forward ecological transformation.

“When we make a dollar, we also make a difference through our commitment to people, the community, and planet. Combating climate change relies on innovative waste and water management solutions, and success depends on industry collaboration we can achieve working with WMRR,” he said.

“Our global expertise and local knowledge align naturally with WMRR. We resonate with the ambitions set, and we’re delighted to continue having a seat at the table.”

WMRR CEO, Ms Gayle Sloan, warmly welcomed the return of Veolia, which joins the ranks of Cleanaway, ResourceCo, Re.Group, and Remondis.

“On behalf of our members, I would like to thank Veolia for its confidence in, and commitment to, WMRR,'' Ms Sloan said.

“There are a significant number of Veolia staff who remain active members across our state branch committees, state working groups, and national divisions. We are really pleased that their knowledge and contribution to the industry through WMRR will continue with Veolia taking up Peak Industry membership.

“We also look forward to welcoming Veolia’s Mr Phil Carbins, who is our current NSW Branch Committee President, to the WMRR Board as a Peak Industry director.”

WMRR continues to strive for improvement and growth in its membership offering, including through its policy and advocacy efforts, increased engagement with members across state-based and national networks, strong suite of technical webinars, conferences, and events, and as a source of information and knowledge.

“As we continue to drive our engagement, WMRR is proud to have five (5) of Australia’s most dynamic WARR companies on its Board, with these companies operating across the breadth and depth of our essential industry,” Ms Sloan said.

Mr Carbins will commence his role as a WMRR director at the 30 August 2022 Board meeting, joining our current Peak Industry directors - Remondis Chairman, Mr Bjoern Becker, ResourceCo CEO - Energy Systems, Mr Henry Anning, Cleanaway Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr Mark Biddulph, and Re.Group Chief Development Officer, Mr Garth Lamb.