SUEZ streamlines with integrated data platform
Waste management company SUEZ recycling & recovery UK has begun utilising a new data platform to bring together information from across the entire organisation, in order to streamline its operations and make them more circular.
Working with IT services and consulting company WHISHWORKS, SUEZ has implemented a new enterprise-level platform that it hopes will facilitate the company’s aim to become a key player on the circular economy field.
The platform, known as Anypoint Platform and created using software developed by WHISHWORKS’ strategic partner MuleSoft, will integrate data received from millions of points across the organisation, from energy plants, trucks, weighbridges, manufacturing areas and more, with its enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform at the centre.
Now, SUEZ is able to develop applications that can be easily replicated across the SUEZ Group for similar use cases around the world, significantly reducing the time-to-market. Moreover, by gaining access to its entire infrastructure, both legacy and live, SUEZ has increased visibility to billions of lines of data and is able to provide its partners access that enhance their own data analysis and reporting processes.
Commenting on the announcement, Matt Rogers, Chief Information Officer at SUEZ UK, said: “At SUEZ, we believe society is at the dawn of a resource revolution and that technology has a huge role to play in creating a more sustainable future. MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform gave us the much-needed connectivity and tools to unify and accelerate our efforts to collect, analyse and share information.
Suman Konkumalla, WHISHWORKS Chief Strategy Officer, added: “For SUEZ, circular economy means much more than the next day in resource management. It is also the way they are transforming their business model and nowhere is this more apparent than the way they utilise technology. Reusability, accessibility, connectivity, speed of delivery, and customer experience, all form part of their IT strategy.”
SUEZ ranked amongst best UK employers by Sunday Times
SUEZ was recently ranked 22nd amongst all big UK companies in the Sunday Times 2018 list of best companies to work for, with a specific focus on the organisation’s management, charitable work and attitude to employee wellbeing.
David Palmer-Jones, SUEZ CEO and number six on this year’s Resource Hot 100 list of influencers in the waste and resources industry, commented on the recognition, saying: “We are delighted to receive an accolade from the Sunday Times, as our ability to innovate with our services always depends on how much our staff enjoy coming to work, feeling valued and believing in what we are all trying to achieve.
“I look forward to seeing how we can constantly improve, for our staff, for our customers and for the environment whose precious resources we are all trying to manage wisely.”
The company has been at the centre of some controversy regarding employee pay over the past year, with workers in Doncaster planning to strike in August over SUEZ’s plans to cut guaranteed overtime as well as to make 100 workers compulsorily redundant. While a pay deal was reached between SUEZ and the employees, who were members of the Unite union, the question of job losses led to further threats of strike action over Christmas, ultimately leading SUEZ to suspend the possibility of compulsory redundancies.