Veolia Environmental Services Given Seal of Approval by Industry-Leading Business Magazine, Australia's Best, Published by Bean Media Group

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Claude Camelin, Procurement Manager for Veolia, has been selected for an exclusive supply chain interview with the prestigious series of business magazines, Australia's Best.

Claude Camelin, Procurement Manager for Veolia, has been selected for an exclusive supply chain interview with the prestigious series of business magazines, Australia's Best.

Veolia Environmental Services, formerly known as Collex, has been implementing innovative, effective and sustainable waste solutions for over 30 years within Australia. Across Australia, Veolia has become the industry leaders in all facets of resource recovery and waste management, as well as Industrial services such as Industrial Cleaning and Facilities Management.

Veolia Environmental Services (VES) provides more than waste collection services.

The organisation's strength is in harnessing their capabilities to provide innovative and sustainable environmental management solutions. Specialising in every area of solid and liquid waste management and industrial services, the continued growth that Veolia has experienced over the past three decades has helped them forge a reputation for reliability and environmental responsibility, whilst simultaneously satisfying the community's daily needs. As part of the global Veolia Environment Group, VES are able to access the resources necessary to deliver a leading edge approach to managing environmental issues.

Efficient supply chain management is becoming an increasingly important aspect for VES as it is an essential component in providing a first-rate service to the company's clients. The absence of strong relationships with their suppliers leads to negative outcomes such as an impacted performance and the compromised integrity within the supply chain process.

Efficient supply chain management has assisted VES in creating a successful business by helping the business to increase its revenue and enhance positive outcomes.

"An example of this is when we provide a good service to clients, they stick with us," says Claude. "In creating a long-term business relationship with a supplier may lead them to recommending VES to other businesses and companies - resulting in new customers for VES. On the other hand, during economical downturn long-term partnerships provide the opportunity for re-negotiations and potential savings during critical times within the supply chain and within the business."
When sourcing their suppliers, VES look for quality, delivery and reliability.

"We also look at the quality and reliability of the raw materials or products that we are going to purchase," says Claude. "And we need to ensure that these products are going to be delivered to us on time."

Price is also a consideration, particularly in the current economic climate. "We need to look at the best price suppliers can provide for us as it helps the company increase the net profit if the cost of goods sold is less. However not to compromised quality, delivery and reliability for a cheaper price ," explains Claude.

Meeting company standards is of optimal importance at VES. Being an environmental company, supplier's environmental policies and sustainability programs are carefully checked and certain criteria must be met before partnerships are established.

"VES has a contractor pre-selection process that suppliers and contractors follow that includes questions about their safety and compliance processes as well as other criteria, such as environmental factors," says Claude.

The feature that went to press with Australia's Best and Bean Media Group can be found here: http://beanmedia.com.au/profiles/Veolia.pdf.

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