Our Purpose, Vision & Values


Our purpose is to build a world where nothing goes to waste. Because we only have one planet and we must each play a part in protecting it, educating and inspiring others along the way.

Our purpose drives us. It is the reason we exist. It is why we come to work everyday.

Our vision is to be the UK's leading innovator of resource recovery and recycling, transforming waste for a climate-positive future.

Our vision is our future ambition. It is who we want to be as a business in 10 - 20 years.

It is our North Star; our collective goal.

Purpose And Vision

Our values

Our values reflect the very best of Viridor. 

We have big ambitions for Viridor, but not only do we want to achieve great things, for us it's important that we achieve them in the right way.

For us, how we deliver is just as important as what we achieve.  

Our values have been built by our people, for our people, which means they are authentic and being lived and breathed across our business.

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Protecting our people

HomeSafe is our wide-ranging behavioural change programme.

HomeSafe is about staff, contractors and visitors getting to work safely, enjoying a safe and healthy working environment, and arriving home without incident at the end of each working day. It has been rolled out across the company to help strive for the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace.

It incorporates several levels of safety thinking, which can be seen in the circular model below. This is being supported with a broad set of  Health and Safety indicators to improve management information, insights and safety performance. This will allow for a greater understanding of injury and ill-health causes and allows us to benchmark against other companies across many sectors.  

We encourage our employees, contractors, partners and customers to always embrace HomeSafe principles and ensure that they work safely on our facilities at all times. 


Viridor's ESG Strategy

Our purpose, vision and values are the main driver of our ESG Strategy, find out more.

ESG Strategy

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