Averda secures ESG status upgrade from Sustainalytics
Averda, the leading end-to-end waste management and recycling company in emerging markets, announces that its ESG status has been upgraded by Sustaina.
Averda, the leading end-to-end waste management, treatment and recycling company in emerging markets is pleased to announce the appointment of Supriya Sen as Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chair of the Sustainability and Safety Committee.
Supriya will be bringing 30+ years of investment banking experience to the role. She has extensive experience with financing public and private programmes in the cleantech and sustainability sectors and her previous employers include World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and Citibank. Supriya has also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director on several public, private and non-profit boards globally, and she will bring this expertise and experience to benefit Averda’s board.
Supriya Sen commented: “I am delighted to be appointed as the Chair of the Sustainability and Safety Committee at Averda and look forward to contributing towards addressing the company’s sustainability needs. It is exciting to join a company which is so passionate about developing sustainability initiatives in such an essential area as waste management.”
Malek Sukkar, CEO, said:“I am very pleased to be welcoming Supriya to the team at a time when we are fast growing our sustainability capabilities. Sustainability is one of the defining issues of our generation and we believe Averda has a significant contribution to make in addressing today’s environmental challenges in waste management. We also appreciate her attention on safety, a core focus for us and our workforce. Supriya brings a wealth of knowledge and a strong track record of delivering on her strategic objectives. We very much look forward to her maximising Averda’s positive social and environmental impact.”
Supriya’s appointment further strengthens the independence of Averda’s board. This follows the appointment, during 2020, of Steve Lucas and Esa Ikaheimonen as Independent Non-Executive Directors and as respective chairpersons of the Board and the Audit Committee.