Martin Burdekin to Step Up Cedo's Green Goals
Cedo, one of the biggest manufacturers of private label consumer products for waste disposal, food preparation, and storage in Europe, has appointed its first Group Sustainability Director. This position will play a critical role in sustaining a uniform emphasis on one of Cedo's fundamental principles: promoting sustainability across all its business operations.
Martin Burdekin, who presently serves as the UK Commercial Director, will assume this fresh position and oversee the continued growth and execution of Cedo's sustainability plan throughout the company's worldwide operations, which include the UK, Europe, and Asia. As a member of the executive leadership team, Martin will report directly to CEO Thierry Navarre.
Burdekin said: “I am tremendously excited to have the opportunity to build upon Cedo’s heritage of sustainability by leading the development and roll-out of our sustainability Strategy. Responding proactively to a changing legislative landscape and customer ESG requirements has been a big part of my commercial role since I joined Cedo, and I look forward to working with my colleagues and our partners in helping make a positive difference in people’s lives.”
Thiery Navarre, CEO of Cedo, commented: “Since joining Cedo, Martin has consistently proven his passion for driving the sustainability agenda. His expertise and passion will help us build Cedo to be recognised as best-in-class when it comes to sustainability.”
Cedo has been producing and distributing waste collection bags, along with food preservation and storage items, to Europe's top retailers for over half a century. These products have aided in waste reduction efforts. Furthermore, Cedo has been at the forefront of innovation, as evidenced by the launch of the UK's first antibacterial recycled refuse sack for retail in 2021.
Cedo has a workforce of over 2,000 individuals at seven locations in Europe and the Far East, generating a revenue of over €500m. The company caters to 30,000 clients in the European retail and B2B industries and operates its own recycling facility in the Netherlands, which has grown into one of the largest flexible film recycling plants in Europe. Additionally, Cedo is a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy.