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SUEZ Group: Bertrand Camus announces a new organisation

SUEZ announce new organisationAs part of the deployment of the “Shaping SUEZ 2030” strategic plan, Bertrand Agile, decentralised and more customer-centric, the organisation has been designed to support performance improvement, selective growth momentum, and the ramp-up in digitalisation and innovation, which are at the core of the strategic plan.

David Palmer-Jonesappointed SUEZ Group Senior Executive VP for Northern Europe
David Palmer-Jones

CEO of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, David Palmer-Jones, has been appointed SUEZ Group Senior Executive VP for Northern Europe, responsible for SUEZ’s recycling and recovery business activities across Northern Europe (UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Serbia, Czech Republic). He will also responsible for hazardous waste activities for all of Europe. The appointment will take effect from the 1st of January 2020. His replacement will be John Scanlon who will take on the chief executive role at Suez Recycling and Recovery UK.

Jean-Marc Boursier, Senior Executive VP Group in charge of the France Region and Group Chief Operating Officer, and Julian Waldron, Senior Executive VP Group in charge of Finance, are responsible for implementing the performance plan, which aims notably to achieve savings of €1 billion by 2023. The objective is to improve the operational profitability and to increase the financing of investments in innovation and digitalisation.

The new organisation includes six Regions and two global Business Units (BU).

The Regions are: France, North America, APAC (Asia, Australia and India), AMECA (Africa, Middle East, Central and East Asia), Northern Europe, and the Latin America and Southern Europe Region.

The two global Business Units (BU) are: Water Technologies & Solutions, and, Smart & Environmental Solutions. The new global BU Smart & Environmental Solutions aims to accelerate the development and deployment of smart environmental solutions on a global scale, as well as our new activities such as air quality management and Smart Agriculture.

Bertrand Camus, SUEZ CEO, commented:

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Bertrand Camus

I am convinced that this new Executive Committee will embody our values: passion for the environment, respect, customer-first and team spirit, to transform and develop our Group together. I am confident in the ability of the Group’s 90,000 employees to hold aloft the SUEZ banner around the world and make it the world leader in environmental services in the coming decade.” 


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Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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