Veolia and Sydney Markets Partner for Sustainability Excellence

Yesterday, Veolia's CEO Richard Kirkman joined Brad Latham CEO of Sydney Markets to sign a five year contract extension for the provision of waste and recycling services.  

Sydney Markets, which feeds over 7 million Australians each day, distributing an estimated 2,500,000 tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables annually, has partnered with Veolia since 2005 to help achieve its ambitious sustainability goals. The contract extension will see Veolia deliver waste management and recycling services until 2025.  

Fundamental to the contract extension has been a collaborative approach to continuous improvement and optimisation of organics recovery and recycling. This includes a new Cardboard recycling program and strategy, which has increased recycling by 18% in the first month of contract alone. This adds to specific waste stream recovery projects and solutions for food organics (approximately 50% of waste produced), plastics, polystyrene, paper, timber, concrete and steel. 

Environmental sustainability is a key component of Sydney Markets strategic vision. Our company is saving more than $1 million a year through our waste and environment program and we are now recycling upwards of 70% of all waste onsite." "We have developed a strong partnership with Veolia over the years and look forward to continued success in the future.
Brad Latham
CEO - Sydney Markets
Our relationship with Sydney Markets demonstrates what's possible when we reimagine waste as a resource, creating beneficial energy, creating organic compost and reducing waste to landfill through reuse and recycling. We continue to thank Sydney Markets for their trust in Veolia, and we will continue to innovate and drive new value for Sydney markets and its customers.
Richard Kirkman
CEO - Veolia Australia and New Zealand