As an integral part of all our contracts, Urbaser Ltd has a fundamental commitment to the local economies of the areas in which we operate. Where possible, we employ all new staff and source materials and labour within the immediate locality of our contract operations. We also support local businesses and good causes, and we have sponsored numerous fund-raising, charity and community events.

We work in partnership with local authorities and probation services to offer people a chance to ‘pay-back’ into their local area through community service We also aim to hire those listed as not in education, employment or training (NEET), helping to lower local unemployment rates.

As a company, we also believe that developing our staff internally, through education and training to be a core issue, so we offer both internal and external training courses and opportunities. We also create local apprenticeships which benefits both us as an employer, as well as the local area through increasing the level of the local skilled workforce.