Once there was 'waste'. Now society recognises that there are valuable resources that we must all challenge ourselves to recover.

By transforming domestic and commercial waste and recyclables into high-quality raw materials and energy, we are playing a key part in the UK’s transition towards a circular economy.

2018

May

Viridor becomes a founding member of the UK Plastics Pact.

Bringing together business from across the entire plastics value chain with UK government and NGO’s pledging to create a circular economy for plastics.

WRAP Plastics Pact

2020

July

Viridor is acquired by KKR an American global investment company.

Partially through the KKR Global Impact Fund, cementing Viridor’s commitment to sustainable infrastructure growth.

KKR Global Impact Fund

2021

May

We announced our sector leading five-step action plan to decarbonisation.

To achieve net zero emissions by 2040, and the ambition to be the first net negative emissions waste and recycling company in the UK by 2045.

Decarbonisation
December

We launched our ambition for a circular economy for plastics in the UK.

“Closing the Loop: Viridor’s roadmap to a truly circular plastics economy" was endorsed by Minister for Waste and Resources highlighting the vital role that the sector has in delivering net zero.

Circular Economy

2022

March

Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) is formally opened, cutting UK plastic waste exports by 8%.

The facility is a UK first, co-locating plastics reprocessing and an energy recovery facility (ERF) in one building. Plastic recycling at the facility will save 126,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions/year.

Avonmouth RRC opened by UK Government Minister
July

We launched our ESG strategy.

Since becoming a standalone company in 2020, we needed a purpose that would encompass what we were driving to achieve. That purpose is building a world where nothing goes to waste.

ESG Strategy
Find out more about our ESG journey

Our Vision and Values

We want to be the UK's leading innovator of resource recovery and recycling, transforming waste for a climate positive future 

Our Vision and Values

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