Veolia Environnement (NYSE:VE)(Paris Euronext: VIE) has been recognized as one of 18 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2013. The company has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which Intel suppliers are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems, and environmental sustainability. Veolia is recognized for significant contributions in providing Intel with waste management services deemed essential to Intel’s success. “For over a decade, Veolia has been a valuable partner in helping Intel not only meet but exceed our environmental goals,” said Todd Brady, Intel Environmental Director. “By working to find innovative waste solutions, Veolia has enabled Intel to recycle greater volumes of our chemical waste, minimize the amount of material going to landfills and drive beneficial reuse opportunities. Such results have positioned us as an environmental leader, reduced our liabilities, and supported our growth and new technology advancements.” "Veolia has been an environmental services provider to Intel since 2000, supporting its environmental management program in the United States and five other countries around the world," said Bob Cappadona, Senior Vice President of Veolia Environnement North America’s Industrial business. "Knowing there are many deserving suppliers, we are extremely pleased and honored to receive the Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for 2013. We take great pride in knowing that our solutions help Intel achieve its sustainability goals, minimize its environmental impact and maximize the use of waste as a resource." The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems.