SUEZ have announced that it has completed the acquisition from Veolia of its former waste management assets in the UK ("SUEZ recycling and recovery UK").
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has a vast presence in the United Kingdom with more than 300 sites throughout the country and a portfolio of over 25,000 customers, from both the public and private sectors.
As a fully integrated business operating along the entire waste value chain—from collection, to processing, to energy recovery—SUEZ recycling and recovery UK occupies a unique position when it comes to new ways of treating waste in accordance with national policy and regulatory reforms.
The acquisition of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is a major strategic step for the Suez Group. It will pave the way to:
- accelerate the growth of waste management activities, in particular by enhancing the Group's expertise in new treatment methods (material re-use, recycling, creation of alternative fuels and energy-from-waste).
- speed up the international growth and the increase in the share of revenues from international business from the current 25% to around 40% by 2027. This step follows the acquisition last October of EnviroServ, the leading waste management company in South Africa.
This acquisition brings around 6,000 employees into the SUEZ workforce. The business they operate generates an annual turnover of more than £900 million.
John Scanlon, the CEO of SUEZ described the company's return to the group as "pivotal" and said that "going into 2023 we are ready to rise to the challenge of delivering the infrastructure and services needed to make these reforms reality and move the UK further along the path to net zero.”
SUEZ Recycling will be speaking at the EfW Conference 2023, book your tickets here.