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Viridor releases 2018 Sustainability Report and urges wider industry reporting against UN goals

Viridor has released its 2018 Sustainability Report, drawing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its benchmark for defining performance. Dan Cooke, Group Head of Sustainability for Viridor’s parent company, Pennon, said the resources and waste management industry would benefit from wider and consistent reporting against the UN SDGs. He said: “There are currently

The Bicester School pupils with Viridor's Ardley Education Officer Jessica-Baker Pike and teacher mentor Kelly McKaig.

Oxfordshire pupils tap into recycling for Go4SET project

Pupils from The Bicester School tapped into their interest in recycling for a Go4SET project which earned them a People’s Choice Award, will encourage greater use of tap water and refillable bottles and reduce single use plastic at the Oxfordshire school.  In a project which saw the school partnered with one of the UK’s biggest

Ysgol-Y-Wern Primary School with their copies of two books, sponsored by Viridor, which teach children about protecting marine wildlife by keeping plastic out of our oceans.

Children’s books help Viridor and Cardiff City Council share ocean plastic message

Viridor’s Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility and Cardiff City Council are helping pupils at 98 Cardiff primary schools learn more about protecting marine wildlife by keeping plastic out of our oceans. The education team at Trident Park is sponsoring copies of the two books – Duffy’s Lucky Escape and Marli’s Tangled Tale, both written by

Lakeside Energy from Waste facility opened its to doors chemists and budding chemists recently.

Chemists of all ages inspired by Lakeside Energy from Waste facility

The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility and Education Centre – a joint venture between Grundon Waste Management and Viridor – opened its doors to  more than 30 existing and budding chemists, aged from eight to 78! Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Brunel University, the August event was designed to encourage young people to explore

Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility at Ardley hosts visit by prison officers

Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Ardley near Bicester has hosted an educational tour for teaching staff and prison officers, as part of Milton Keynes College’s Offender Learning programme. The initiative, supported by the Teach Too Partnership and awarding body Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board, aims to encourage people from industry to share their

Pupils from Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, Rhydpenau Primary School in Cardiff and Launton Church of England Primary in Oxfordshire on visits to the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility and Ardley ERF.

Viridor uses ‘pester power’ to get recycling moving

England, Scotland and Wales have some ambitious recycling targets over the next few years and, if they are to be achieved, a fairly seismic shift in behaviour and education is crucial.  Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, said its research (the 2016 Viridor Recycling Index) revealed that, while the public

Two Apprentices Nominated for Awards at Viridor’s Trident Park

Two outstanding Viridor apprentices working at Cardiff’s Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) have been nominated  for Coleg Gwent Apprenticeship Awards by their assessor Steve Siviter. The awards are given in partnership with The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales and Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. Harry Edwards (19) and Thomas Barrett (20) have impressed Viridor’s Control and Instrumentation Engineer (C& I)

Aaron Mulhall, Euan Tulloch, Jack Dickson, Katie Barclay, Fraser Nicolson and Kirstin Young, from Grangemouth High School, celebrate their Go4SET win.

Storm-proof school design wins Viridor STEM competition

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, once again showed their support to the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industry by sponsoring the national Go4SET competition which, this year, was won by local Stirlingshire school Grangemouth High School.  On Friday 2 June, pupils from schools across the UK came together in what was

Attending the Taunton Deane Business Awards were: back, from left, Pennon Head of Public & Community Relations Alan Hyde and Somerset Wildlife Trust Communications and Corporate Relations Manager Kirby Everett with, front, from left to right, Viridor Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing Business Partner Oliver Young, Viridor Graduate Management Trainee Emma Wood, Viridor Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing Business Partner Stephanie Rooke and Viridor's Head of Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing Melanie Huggins.

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Viridor wins Taunton Deane Business Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

Viridor’s Taunton-based Sustainability team is celebrating its work with the local community after winning the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at the Taunton Deane Business Awards. The company, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, was recognised last week (Thursday, 8 June) after it demonstrated how corporate social responsibility fits into its

Bicester school at the go4set awards

Viridor shortlisted for 2017 BITC Responsible Business Awards

Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies has been shortlisted for the UK’s longest running and most prestigious awards programme, championing responsible business in the UK and abroad. Now in their 20th year, the awards recognise the most inspiring businesses which are taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities

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