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Ground Control certified with three-star accreditation rating in Best Companies annual awards

Ground Control, the biodiversity and external maintenance business, has been awarded ‘world-class’ status for employee engagement in the 2022 Best Companies results.

The award, which surveyed Ground Control’s 400+ staff – found that 91 per cent of employees felt proud to work for the company, with 92 per cent agreeing the organisation is run on strong values and principles.

Nine in 10 employees believe Ground Control makes a positive difference to the world it operates in, and 86 per cent said they were excited about the direction the company is heading.

The award was underscored at Best Companies’ live ceremony on 2 February, where it was announced that Ground Control was ranked #16 in the ‘Top 100 Large Companies to Work For’ league table.

The Best Companies results noted that Ground Control – which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – had recorded significant improvement in the ‘Wellbeing’ category, with 92 per cent of staff saying Ground Control supported their mental wellbeing.

Employees at the Essex-based business are allocated three volunteer days annually, which are typically used to work on community-based projects like tree planting. This year, Ground Control’s wellbeing programme also included a one-off wellbeing payment to help staff to manage the increased cost of living.

Jason Knights, Managing Director at Ground Control, said: “We are incredibly proud that Ground Control has been recognised as a ‘world-class’ business to work for by Best Companies. We pride ourselves on putting our people and our planet at the heart of everything we do, and this award recognises that this is a commitment shared by those at every level of the business. But we think there’s even more room to improve, and we plan to use these results to keep learning and focus on the right areas to help our people continue to excel at work.”

2023 FMJ and Grundon Recycling and Waste Management Survey

FMJ in conjunction with Grundon Waste Management is pleased to launch the 2023 waste management and recycling survey which examines the ways in which FMs approach their waste management responsibilities.

In this, the sixth year for the annual appraisal, we know there is a greater opportunity than ever for FMs to reappraise their waste and recycling operations and help their organisations meet the growing pressure to achieve ESG goals.

We want to learn how FMs have adapted to the legislative, economic and societal changes of the past year and how they plan to meet the latest waste and recycling targets.

In this survey we’ve posed a series of questions which include insights into FMs’ waste management strategy and targets, how they’re moving towards zero waste targets, and the importance of not just meeting compliance targets but also ESG goals.

The results of the 2023 survey will be published in FMJ magazine and form the basis of a white paper co-written by FMJ and the experts at Grundon on how to approach waste and recycling strategies.

To take part click here.

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