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Mitie awarded waste management contract with Lucozade Ribena Suntory UK

Press release   •   Apr 14, 2016 17:40 BST

Mitie, the facilities management company, is proud have been awarded a three-year contract with soft drinks manufacturer, Lucozade Ribena Suntory to provide complete waste management services across its entire UK estate.

Mitie will be responsible for capturing all elements of the waste and recyclables process for Lucozade Ribena Suntory. This includes dry waste and skip services; waste reduction, re-use and recycling; energy recovery; strategic guidance on bulk effluent streams; office recycling and commodity trading (card, plastics, metals, pallets).

Already a high achiever in waste management practices, Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s current recycling performance at the Coleford site is over 99%. They are focused on building on this success by reusing their waste and giving it further value.

Darren Kenney, Sales Director for Mitie’s waste business said: “We are extremely pleased to be working in partnership with Lucozade Ribena Suntory, not only to maintain their zero waste to landfill status but to drive towards achieving 100% recycling through our unique ‘resource not waste’ approach. Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s focus on the circular economy and sustainability echoes the Mitie philosophy and provides us with the ideal platform to deliver further financial and environmental benefit across the business.”

Leyton Powell, Head of Environment Health and Safety at Lucozade Ribena Suntory said: “Mitie’s expert knowledge of waste resources and innovative processes will now be accessible to us and will help drive even more efficiency in the Lucozade Ribena Suntory waste streams building on Best Available Techniques. By using innovation, we can improve our focus on beginning to end of life processes, as well as waste reduction at the source.”

Leyton Powell continues: “Lucozade Ribena Suntory has a Yatte Minahare spirit at its heart which enables us to ‘go for it’ and create positive change. It is this spirit that gives us the opportunity to shape the environment around us. Through our collaboration with Mitie we can further optimise our supply chain efficiency and drive toward operational excellence.

Our partnership with Mitie will help us grow as a responsible business and we look forward to using their experience to develop fresh, innovative ideas to drive continuous improvement throughout the business and to further reduce our environmental impact with significant focus on the 3Rs reduce, re-use, recycle. Our philosophy is aligned to the Suntory mission to work in harmony with people and nature”.

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For further information, contact:

Lauren Hepburn, Investor and Public Relations Manager, Mitie Group plc
T:+44 20 3123 8720 E:lauren.hepburn@mitie.com

John Telling, Corporate Affairs Director, Mitie Group plc
T:+44 20 3123 8673 E: john.telling@mitie.com