For the second time, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has been recognised as a UK leader across all sectors for its approach to employee engagement at an awards ceremony last night (Thursday 20 February).
Ranked 23rd overall for all UK big companies in research carried out by Best Companies for the Sunday Times, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK achieved its top three scores for:
Giving Something Back: 19th
My Manager: 21st
With protecting the environment fundamental to SUEZ’s business, The Sunday Times highlighted that its staff value the company’s efforts to go beyond its core activities with initiatives to improve the local environment for communities around the UK, such as installing beehives at locations and staff organised beach cleans. It also recognised SUEZ’s commitment to the wellbeing of its employees, reinforced by the introduction of a wellness charter to help support staff in balancing their responsibilities in the workplace with their responsibilities at home.
Hosts on the night praised the regular lunches hosted by the Chief Executive with the company’s frontline staff. Involving over 2,000 staff around the country so far, these are an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions and air any concerns. They also recognised the company’s partnership with charity Macmillan Cancer Support that has seen staff rally behind this cause, raising over £300,000 to date.
John Scanlon, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, said: “It’s a privilege to once again be recognised by The Sunday Times for our employee engagement. Our people are key to our ability to deliver high quality services for our customers, by valuing our staff who share a common commitment to preserving our environment we can continue to improve and innovate for our customers.”
The Sunday Times also noted the company’s efforts to support people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including its sponsorship of a workshop at Ford Prison near Arundel, where offenders learn to repair and service bicycles, supporting SUEZ’s aim to promote reuse as a key part of a circular economy.