Veolia Recognized as Sustainability Supplier of the Year by Grainger

04/5/10  • Waste

LOMBARD, Ill (April 5, 2010) – Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America, was presented with Grainger’s first ever Sustainability Supplier of the Year award at Grainger’s annual Partners in Performance conference held recently in Schaumburg, Ill. Grainger, North America’s leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, honors a select group of suppliers each year for outstanding performance.

Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on time shipping, management commitment and order fulfillment. Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. Approximately 1 percent of Grainger's 3,000 suppliers receive this award each year.

“It is an honor to receive Grainger’s first ever Sustainability Supplier of the Year award,” said Jim Bell, president of Veolia ES Technical Solutions. “This award showcases our dedication in providing innovative solutions to ensure a better quality of life for future generations. Veolia’s commitment in achieving a sustainable future is constantly evolving to maximize the use of waste as a resource and to go beyond short-term solutions.”

"Grainger is proud to present Veolia with its first Sustainability Supplier of the Year award," said Fred Costello, Grainger Vice President, Product Management. “We appreciate Veolia’s commitment to providing innovative products and solutions that help our mutual customers meet their sustainability goals.
Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. is the leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental and industrial cleaning solutions to residential, municipal, commercial and industrial customers across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2009 sales of $6.2 billion is the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico with an expanding presence in Japan, India, China and Panama.
Jim Dykhuis, Veolia North America
Debra Ceffalio, Grainger
Director, Supply Chain Communications