Viridor appoints new head of sustainability

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Viridor has appointed a new head of sustainability to lead its extensive operations in the environmental field

Recycling and renewable energy company Viridor has appointed a new director to lead its sustainability, safety, health, environment and quality functions.

Inder Poonaji will join the company on 1 September following seven years as Nestle head of sustainability where he led 8,000 staff across 18 UK sites.

His role at Viridor will see him responsible for developing and implementing strategies and policies to meet safety, health, environmental and quality standards across the company and “to ensure sustainability is at the forefront of all business decisions”.

Viridor employs 3,000 staff at 329 sites. In addition to his main job, Poonaji will continue as a guest lecturer at Surrey University.

Poonaji said: “I am excited to be joining Viridor and believe my knowledge and skills will complement the industry-leading work the team is already doing in areas such as the circular economy, recognising the value in material and resources and fulfilling the company’s purpose of giving the world’s resources new life.”

Poonaji holds a Masters in International HR; BA HONS Political Economy; Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability, Certificate in Education, and a Post Graduate in Training Strategy.