Balfour Beatty chooses Reconomy as £6m waste partner

Balfour Beatty has entered into a £6m waste management partnership with outsourcer Reconomy, who will supply skip services across all of the group's operating companies.

 L-R: Mike Benton, Andy Smith, Reconomy MD Paul Cox, procurement category manager Steve Betts, and Reconomy business development manager Mark O'Connor

L-R: Mike Benton, Andy Smith, Reconomy MD Paul Cox, procurement category manager Steve Betts, and Reconomy business development manager Mark O'Connor

The sole supplier agreement was awarded after Reconomy undertook an in-depth review of all Balfour Beatty expenditure on waste management with a view to reducing overall spend.

Balfour Beatty's worksmart supply chain management director, Andy Smith, said that the group was looking for a waste management partner that would enhance its 2020 Sustainability roadmap vision.

He said: "Reconomy was chosen due to its industry leading approach in providing waste transfer documentation, commitment to reducing waste and robust reporting information.

"Reconomy shares the Balfour Beatty vision in significantly lowering waste to landfill and thereby reducing the industry's carbon footprint and we look forward to the success of this partnership."

As part of the supply agreement, Balfour Beatty also has the opportunity to secure additional benefits through commodity recovery credits and the reintroduction of some waste products back into the supply chain. By focusing on segregating waste and recycling, Balfour Beatty will meet or exceed its own landfill diversion targets.

Commenting on the deal, Reconomy's operations director, Mike Benton, said: "Our approach using Reconomy Portal allows Balfour Beatty instantly to see where cost savings and landfill diversions are happening. It can generate its own reports and, using real-time data, prove its year-on-year sustainability commitments."

Maxine Perella


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