Our partnership with SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

Since becoming a charity partner in 2013, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has raised more than £255,000 for people living with cancer, through a variety of employee-led fundraising events.

'SUEZ is committed to giving something back to the communities it serves.' says its Chief Executive Officer, David Palmer-Jones. 'Our relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support not only enables us to give back, but our employees have become involved and connected with the company, and each other, more closely than ever before.'

Fundraising that changes lives

SUEZ employees regularly take part in a variety of fundraising events, including World's Biggest Coffee Morning, cake sales, barbecues, raffles and challenge events. You can find out about some of these events below.

Our relationship with Macmillan Cancer Support enables us to give back.

SUEZ UK, CEO, David Palmer-Jones

The Big Walk (2018)

In 2017, 357,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in the UK. In 2018, SUEZ challenged its employees, their families and friends to walk 357,000 kilometres for people living with cancer.

More than 500 people took part in the event, which increased the total amount raised for Macmillan Cancer Support to over £250,000.

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The Big Event (2016)

SUEZ went on a five-week carnival roadshow to visit 130 of the company’s sites. The Rio Roadshow truck visited SUEZ sites across the country, giving employees the chance to get into the Olympic spirit by cycling, running and rowing the distance from London to Rio, Brazil – home of the 2016 Olympics. 

As a result, SUEZ employees cycled a combined 7,443 miles. By the end of 2016, SUEZ had raised a total of £171,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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The Big Ride (2014)

SUEZ held The Big Ride, a cycle relay starting in Scotland and finishing in Cornwall. Over 250 SUEZ employees cycled along the route, visiting 110 SUEZ locations. 

The cyclists racked up over 2,400 kilometres. By the end of 2014, SUEZ had raised a total of £86,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Working together to help people living with cancer

‘SUEZ recycling and recovery UK’s support since 2013 has been nothing short of inspirational.' says Natalie Wiltshire, New Business Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support. 'Not only have they raised a phenomenal amount to support our services, but the dedication shown by staff to promote Macmillan internally, and raise awareness of how people can get help, has been amazing. I look forward to our continuing our relationship with SUEZ.’

SUEZ Chief Executive Officer, David Palmer-Jones, recently presented a cheque at a fundraising celebration event, which brings the company’s fundraising total to an incredible £255,733. He said: ‘I am absolutely delighted that our fantastic employees have managed to raise so much money for Macmillan since the partnership started.

'As a business with 5,000 employees spread across the country, we wanted to hold events to bring our company closer together. The Big Ride, The Big Event and, more recently, The Big Walk certainly did just that.’

Our employees have become involved and connected with the company, and each other, more closely than ever before.

SUEZ UK, CEO, David Palmer-Jones

How to become a corporate partner

If you are interested in becoming a corporate partner, or would like more information on how we work with companies, please contact our team at corporate@macmillan.org.uk.