Giving something back

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK donates £25,000 to support staff nominated local good causes this Christmas

SUEZ is donating £25,000 to 60 charities around the UK, as part of its People and Planet Christmas funding, now in its second year.

All charities were nominated by staff, who were invited to put forward organisations in their local communities that are working to support those in need over Christmas. This year’s charities include food banks, organisations supporting the homeless, and organisations working to make Christmas special for vulnerable families, for the elderly and for children with additional needs.

The People and Planet fund is linked to the company’s consultancy style, expert practitioner service, Scope. Led by Technical Development Director, Stuart Hayward-Higham, Scope is run on a non-profit basis, with any profit made from its activities reinvested into local communities or improvement projects.

Scope draws on expertise from across the company to support organisations working to improve resource efficiency, with projects ranging from smaller, short-term initiatives such as MRF testing new packaging, though to longer term, trials, pilots and research.

Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, and Scope service lead said: "Our Scope service harnesses the unique knowledge and skills of our expert practitioners around the business to help our customers improve resource efficiency. Through this work, we also develop our understanding of the value chain and gain insights that in turn, help SUEZ to support other organisations.

"Since it is a mutually beneficial service, we decided Scope would operate on a non-profit basis. With the rising cost of living impacting Christmas this year, following on from the challenge of Covid last Christmas, we wanted to once again donate to charities working to support the local communities that our teams are part of, from Scotland to Cornwall. And who better to tell us about the organisations making a difference to people’s lives than our own staff, who are a part of the communities where they live and work."