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.
Our ESG Journey
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.