SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has been ranked as the 22nd best place to work overall for all large UK companies in research carried out by Best Companies for The Sunday Times. It was ranked 15th for staff wellbeing and 19th in the UK for “giving something back”.
The Sunday Times highlighted the direct staff engagement David Palmer-Jones, chief executive, and Kevin Sproul, HR director, have with staff at all levels of the business. Together they hold regular events for manual operatives throughout the company to voice any concerns or issues they may have. A wellbeing group also meets bi-monthly to discuss initiatives to encourage the health and wellness of SUEZ’s employees. The Sunday Times concluded: “Almost half of the workforce have been here for more than five years. Staff agree that the company genuinely cares about the environment (73% positive: fifth place on our list).”
David Palmer-Jones, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, said: “We are delighted to receive an accolade from The Sunday Times as our ability to innovate with our services always depends on how much our staff enjoy coming to work, feeling valued and believing in what we are all trying to achieve. I look forward to seeing how we can constantly improve, for our staff, for our customers and for the environment whose precious resources we are all trying to manage wisely.”
The Sunday Times also noted that SUEZ recycling and recovery UK places a strong emphasis on staff volunteering for charitable causes during work, with 71% of staff surveyed stating that voluntary work is encouraged by SUEZ. In 2017 SUEZ recycling and recovery UK raised ₤52,904 for Macmillan Cancer Support as well as helping to bring attention to a local Women’s Institute Remembrance Sunday tribute in Leatherhead, Surrey, by providing, cleaning and cutting more than 1000 plastic bottles which were used to make poppies as part of the Reuse, Recycle, Remember creative project.