Leading waste management group Averda tackles environmental challenges from a tradition of technical engineering excellence. The Averda story is rooted in engineering innovation, and that focus continues to drive the company’s development and growth. Averda addresses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns across its operations in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) with a highly responsible and technologically creative approach. Serving millions of people and managing thousands of tonnes of waste a day, the Dubai-based company concentrates on local recycling and high-tech anti-pollution strategies across three continents. Averda partners with charities across the globe to achieve its ESG initiatives and empowers its employees with various wellbeing and educational programmes — enabling them to act as agents of change in their own communities. The company has earned top green certifications and regularly submits to independent assessment to maximise improvement and ensure transparency. The BV judging panel congratulates Averda on its steady growth — 25 percent annually — and its 2018 Best ESG Waste Management Solutions (MENA) award win.