06/10/2013 - Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies' Pittsburgh Office Achieves Challenger Certification in the SWPA Sustainable Business Compact

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies announced today that its Pittsburgh office has achieved Challenger status in the Southwestern Pennsylvania (SWPA) Sustainable Business Compact. The award was made during a program entitled, "Corporate Stewardship and Leadership for Water Conservation," the second of four workshops that Sustainable Pittsburgh plans for 2013 to highlight leadership in the Compact, a certification platform for regional progress in corporate sustainability.

Veolia's Pittsburgh office focuses on technological solutions and design-build delivery of industrial wastewater treatment systems. Carl Bender, P.E., Manager of Process Engineering at the Pittsburgh office stated, "We are proud to have achieved Challenger level certification through the Southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainable Business Compact.This accomplishment further validates our organizational commitment to advancing sustainable business practices."

"The SWPA Sustainable Business Compact raises the bar in terms of corporate leadership, collaboration, credibility, and transparency," said Matthew Mehalik, Ph.D., Program Manager at Sustainable Pittsburgh. "It provides a blueprint for businesses to advance and publicly demonstrate their corporate sustainability achievements through a series of actions covering various sustainability components including resource efficiency, diversity, smart growth, workforce development, governance and management."

Tailored to this region's unique sustainability needs and opportunities, the SWPA Sustainable Business Compact provides a performance pathway for businesses to grow, build, and demonstrate their commitments and practices.

The SWPA Sustainable Business Compact is an initiative of Sustainable Pittsburgh's Champions for Sustainability business network. Information is available at www.C4SPgh.org or by contacting Matthew Mehalik at mmehalik@sustainablepittsburgh.org.

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Champions for Sustainability (C4S), a network for sustainable business solutions, brings together companies large and small to put sustainability into practice.A program of Sustainable Pittsburgh, C4S provides value via education, technical assistance and consulting on operational needs, and serves as a catalyst for new enterprise and innovation for cementing the business case for sustainability.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Sustainable Pittsburgh (SP) affects decision-making for the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality bringing sustainable solutions to communities and businesses.

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