Sustainability - a commitment to tackling climate change

Sustainability is more than just something we do, it is what we do.

In a world where nothing goes to waste, Viridor has a sector-leading approach to reducing our environmental footprint. 

We have led the way on diverting waste from landfill, delivering recycling, and driving the sector to meet its existing set of climate targets.  

Over the last 10 years, we have saved millions of tonnes of carbon emissions by diverting waste from landfill and offsetting the emissions associated with grid power generation.  

Our investments in crucial recycling and reprocessing infrastructure have powered the UK circular economy – a vital link between manufacturers and consumers - reducing our reliance on virgin materials and achieving significant energy savings. 

We are continuing to invest in plastic recycling infrastructure to make sure the greatest possible proportion of plastic waste is recycled, reducing the carbon content of the material that goes into energy recovery facilities. 

We are already investing across our business to cut emissions and ensure even more materials are recycled. 

But we want to go further and faster in the years ahead to maintain the UK’s position as a global leader in energy transition and the decarbonisation of the waste sector.  

Viridor is actively exploring technology options around carbon capture and the removal of fossil carbon through our ambitious polymers programme, to deliver further emission reductions and, even, negative emission operations.