Woodside has extended its partnership with North West Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture between Veolia and Our Country for the provision of waste management services in Western Australia's Pilbara region.
The multi-million dollar contract commenced in 2013 and has been extended for a further four years.
North West Alliance director Blaze Kwaymullina said its vision was to provide safe and cost-effective waste management services in the Pilbara region.
"It is also about delivering significant social return on investment through local indigenous contracting employment opportunities and community investment and education," he said.
The joint venture has become one of the largest indigenous waste management companies in Australia, with a turnover in the tens of millions.
Committed to generating and nurturing local jobs and local partnerships, North West Alliance's workforce comprises 50% aboriginal Australians and it has generated $44 million for the Pilbara region since 2013 through supply chain, trade and employment opportunities.
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Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.12 billion in 2017. www.veolia.com