Social Values & Well-Being
Equal Opportunities Employer
Employing from the local community is a major focus of Burmatex®, connecting to our heritage of where the business started and what was the essence of its core historical industrial value.
Almost 90% of our factory employees reside within 10 miles of the site, with the average distance our employees travel to work being only 5 miles.
Training And Development
We are continuously encouraging agility and excellence (two of our four values) to help drive the sustainability agenda. Therefore learning and development opportunities are central to reskilling and upskilling employees to help us deliver our strategy. This investment is evidenced
through Open University courses through to apprenticeships. Training is monitored and encouraged, with the company currently engaging with the Federation of Small Businesses to discover new pathways to sustainability based training and resources.
Health & Safety And Well-Being
The well-being of our people is paramount and at the forefront of our new strategy. Burmatex® has recently rolled out an Employee Assistance Programme to support employees with engagement in areas such as exercise and financial well-being, and also to provide qualified support through counselling services. The service provides us with a clear direction in which to signpost employees who require support, as well as a multitude of preventative methods and early intervention to foster a proactive approach to mental health care.