We strive to make a positive impact on our colleagues and in the communities in which we operate.

The wellbeing and development of our colleagues is of paramount importance to us, after all it is our talented, passionate, and innovative people who are essential to the successful delivery of our strategy and to driving business performance. We want to be an employer of choice and our approach on important issues such as fairness, equality, and diversity are key to this.

People and Culture

Our Vernacare culture is built on our core values, Customer First, Accountability, Recognition, and Environmental and Social Wellbeing. We celebrate our achievements, because we know our teams have worked hard to get there.

We also host social events across our sites to encourage all colleagues, whether they are from the shopfloor, the office, or the Senior Leadership team to meet other people, get involved in games, and have some free time together.

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Colleague's wellbeing

We want our colleagues to come to work every day happy and healthy, and believing their views are valued and respected. We offer an Employee Assistance Programme that provides counselling and support to employees who may wish to speak to someone.

With Mental Health First Aiders across all our departments, there's also always someone at work to speak to confidentally, and we encourage all our interested colleagues to join the scheme.

An anti-bullying and harassment policy in place, with appropriate training and colleague communication programmes so everyone is on the same page about what is and isn't acceptable at work.

Health and Safety

We understand that our people are paramount to the continued growth and success of our business. We are committed to meeting our legal obligations but also ensuring the business continually improves to achieve the highest standards of safety.

We have Group Health & Safety Team, plus site leads, tasked with maintaining our high standards for all our colleagues, customers, visitors, and contractors.

We're certified to ISO: 45001 standards and have heavily invested in internal and external training courses to ensure our colleagues are trained and competent to complete their tasks in an efficient and compliant manner.

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