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Original content published in the Veolia Australia & New Zealand 2020 Sustainability Report

Veolia’s commitment to an impactful social procurement agenda, with a focus on supporting the success of SME businesses, has been made possible by its partnership with Earlytrade.

The global industrial giant highlighted the success of its partnership with Earlytrade in the firm’s 2020 Sustainability Report for Australia and New Zealand.

Gwen Inglis, Chief Procurement Officer at Veolia Australia & New Zealand cited the simplicity and transparency of the digital early payment platform as being crucial for their suppliers.

Inglis said Earlytrade had enabled Veolia to achieve better cash flow for their diverse supplier network in delivery of the company’s social procurement agenda.

Earlytrade has done a terrific job in offering an innovative, simple and transparent tool which will greatly assist our supplier communities through these unique times.

GWEN INGLIS, CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER

“As a national business, servicing a number of regional and remote locations, we fully appreciate the value of secure cash flow to small businesses,” she said.

“Our partnership with Earlytrade is just another illustration of Veolia’s commitment to support small businesses, indigenous suppliers and not-for-profit organisations. 

“Earlytrade has done a terrific job in offering an innovative, simple and transparent tool which will greatly assist our supplier communities through these unique times.”

Guy Saxelby, Chief Executive and Co-founder of Earlytrade said as a global brand Veolia set a standard for others by choosing to offer suppliers a smarter, more flexible payment option.

“Putting the controls in the hands of suppliers to access fair, flexible and affordable cash flow sets Veolia and our other clients apart from an older way of doing business,” he said. 

“Large firms that invest in their supply chains as partnerships during challenging times will emerge on the other side with more productive, more innovative and more resilient businesses supplying their operations.”

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