Axil Integrated Services appoints new Head of Sustainability and Zero-Waste

Axil Integrated Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Gina Rudkin as the Head of Sustainability and Zero-Waste.

IN BRIEF

  • Axil Integrated Services appoints Gina Rudkin as Head of Sustainability and Zero-Waste
  • The newly created role will provide Axil clients additional expert support on the transition to circular business models and implementing practical zero waste solutions
  • Rudkin, a CIWM fellow, will support Axil clients increase their understanding and competency within their businesses through bespoke training programmes and legislative interpretation
  • Working with external partners, Gina will focus on developing programmes that deliver social value for the environment and local communities

MEET GINA

Gina Rudkin, Head of Sustainability & Zero waste

In this role, Gina is responsible for leading the company’s efforts to reduce its own environmental impact and drive sustainability initiatives across all aspects of its operations, as well as supporting Axil’s clients with their initiatives.

Gina brings a wealth of experience to the role, having spent the past 25 years working in the waste management field. She has a proven track record of driving change and implementing sustainability and zero-waste strategies within organisations and is a Certified Green Business Council TRUE Zero Waste Advisor.

In 2021, she was appointed as a Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM) Fellow, becoming the 36th female Fellow since the organisation’s inception in 1898. Such awards are offered to leading professionals in resources and waste management as a formal acknowledgement of their outstanding achievements in the sector.

In her new role, Gina will advise clients how to best move waste through the hierarchy, helping them to recognise the importance of keeping materials at their highest use for as long as possible before being classified as waste.

Providing expert support, Gina will act in a consultative capacity, advising on new environmental regulation and working closely with clients to navigate legislation that may impact their business.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR AXIL?

“We are thrilled to have Gina join our team and lead on sustainability,” said Managing Director, Edward Pigg.

“At Axil, we pride ourselves on our client partnerships and ability to offer practical, tailored solutions to our clients. Now, more than ever, businesses need the support of their partners to provide actionable solutions to problems, mitigate risk and plan for a more sustainable future. Gina has the expertise and vision to help us, and our clients achieve our shared goals and make a real difference.”

TRAINING

Drawing on her previous experience leading the Waste Training Academy for ISS Facilities Services, she will support Axil clients increase their understanding and competency within their businesses through bespoke training programmes.

Gina will work with colleagues, customers, and external partners to build programs that create a positive impact on the environment and deliver social value for local communities.

Commenting on her appointment, Gina said: “I am excited to join Axil Integrated Services to build on its impressive environmental agenda and clear commitment to finding innovative ways to make positive environmental and social impact. I look forward to collaborating across the full value chain to move the dial beyond recycling and align the business more closely with our clients sustainability and ESG goals.”

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