Keeping in touch with our neighbours and helping to give something back to the local communities in which we operate is an important part of what we do.
We have 48 active community liaison groups covering 98% of our major operational facilities, to ensure effective dialogue with local community representatives.
We use these forums to provide updates on our operations, respond to any feedback that may arise and consult on proposals for any new proposals so that people can get involved in the planning process.
Eleven of our facilities have environmental education centres on-site where we invite local people to see first-hand what we do. We also encourage our managers to be approachable and, where possible, have an open-door policy so that people can see exactly how we’re transforming waste in their communities.
As part of our major construction projects we work hard to ensure maximum benefit is achieved within local communities. We request that all of our contractors employ staff and purchase required products or services from the areas surrounding our facilities wherever possible. We continue this into operation, providing skilled employment for local people with good training and development opportunities.
Read our 2015-18 Community Strategy here.
For further information or if you are interested in joining one of our local liaison groups, please contact us.