We're on a Journey

We have a bold purpose - to build a world where nothing goes to waste. This drives our vision to be the UK’s leading innovator of resource recovery and recycling, transforming waste for a climate positive future. It's ambitious and we’re ready for the challenge.

To help us achieve this, our values have been built by our people for our people. They’re authentic, reflect us at our very best and help us to understand our direction as a business, as well as make decisions and work effectively together. Our values are brought to life through our everyday behaviours – how we undertake our roles, as well as what we can deliver. This is the Viridor Way.

Find out more about our Purpose, Vision and Values

VIVA – Viridor Values In Action

VIVA is our recognition scheme that shines a light on our outstanding people and teams. Throughout the year, everyone has an opportunity to nominate colleagues across several categories, that uphold our Values and HomeSafe commitment. This year, we added a new category to celebrate colleagues who demonstrate The Viridor Way, every day. 

Each summer, we hold an awards ceremony, where all shortlisted nominees are invited to attend and celebrate their achievements.

Take a look at our 2023 event - this is a true reflection of the pride our people feel at VIVA!

  • We’re a Great Place To Work

    We’re delighted to be an accredited Great Place to Work.

    This is a true testament to our exceptional people, who put our values in to action each and every day, and believe in our purpose “to build a world where nothing goes to waste”

    Receiving this accreditation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to building a high performing and innovative workplace and ensuring we have a respectful and inclusive workplace culture, where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.

  • Voice Forums

    We also want to make sure that our people have opportunity to communicate their views, input into business decisions and help us create an inclusive working environment.

    That’s why we hold regular Voice Forums throughout the year. Our Representatives are from every part of the business and are nominated by their peers. As well as presenting ideas and giving feedback, the Voice Forums is a great opportunity for each representative to build relationships with their peers and develop their understanding of the wider business.

  • Viridor World Cup

    When the sun starts to shine, it's Viridor World Cup time! Teams came together from across the business and battled it out to reach the final, with "Financelona" winning the gold cup. GRREC FC took 2nd place, with "Waste Not Wonderers" taking 3rd place.

    "Financelona" and "Waste Not Wonderers" then went on to take part in the 20th Waste World Cup, where they were up against 41 mixed gender teams from across the waste sector

  • We Share

    Working at Viridor enables you to have an even bigger impact in your community with the proud introduction of We Share.

    We Share supports our people to secure funds for projects and charities that are linked to the community, involvement, education and sustainability, as well as matching individual or team fundraising efforts.

    We speak up and care for our colleagues, customers and communities, and We Share helps us to put these values into action. It's The Viridor Way.