Urbaser promotes inclusion, respect for diversity, and encourages balance. Our workers are the lifeblood of our equality, diversity, and health and safety policies.
Urbaser’s most important asset are the thousands of workers it has around the world. In recognition of this, Urbaser insists on quality employment for its professionals, and works towards equal opportunities for everyone in the sectors where it operates.
Urbaser in figures:
- 14% Women in the workforce
- 86% Men in the workforce
- 80% Permanent contracts
- 20% Other contracts
2017 workforce turnover rate
Qualification and commitment
Urbaser counts on highly qualified, motivated, and committed teams of individuals that share the company’s values. It supports pro-active professional training to offer the best service to its clients, and manage situations in the most efficient and profitable way possible.
A continued learning culture is the best guarantee of quality management based on workplace risk prevention and respect for the environment
In recent years, sector employment has been perfected, professionalised, and modernised thanks to advances in health, safety, training, and compensation. As a result, we have attracted more diverse talent in terms of gender, professional profile, age, etc.
Current training, future talent
Urbaser provides professional skill development to its employees, and helps them get up to date and adapt to evolving technology’s new demands. A continued learning culture is the best guarantee of quality management based on workplace risk prevention and respect for the environment.
Urbaser is firmly committed to the professional development of its workers. In 2017, 275,684 hours of training were given to 19,804 individuals in the organisation thanks to Urbaser’s 3.7 million Euro investment. In addition, 5,817 employees went through performance evaluation processes in 2017.
URBASER currently has its second Equality and Anti-Harassment Protocol, which was negotiated with Worker Representatives. This Plan lays out the Human Resources policy work topics, which are geared towards achieving effectively equal opportunities in our environment.
For this purpose, URBASER is part of various initiatives that promote the development of measures to implement effective and real equality between men and women, actions to promote respect for all types of diversity, and a categorical rejection of gender-based violence.
In addition, Urbaser supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically development actions that work towards achieving goal 5.
The commitments the Group makes through its Quality, Health and Safety, and Environment Policy are palpable proof of the importance it places on the health and safety of all individuals involved in its activities, from employees and suppliers to its clients.
Goal: zero risk
Urbaser meets legal requirements in terms of risk. It trains, informs, and raises awareness on each individual’s responsibilities so that the entire organisation is involved. The OHSAS 18001 standard compliant Workplace Health and Safety Management System lets Urbaser control its worker’s health and safety risks.
The health and safety of the more than thirty thousand employees that work in our plants and on the streets is an absolute priority for the Group. Continued health and safety training is a key aspect of the culture of safety that the organisation has put into practice.
Health comes first
The Urbaser Group promotes and defends a healthy lifestyle and a safe workplace for its employees. It supports healthy living and sport, which is why it is involved in activities such as charity races, incorporating healthy food options into vending machines and the Group’s canteens, adding bicycle parking, and running fruit consumption campaigns. There are four fundamental pillars that support this philosophy: a safe work environment, psycho-social health, medical supervision, and social intervention.
In 2018, Urbaser received the Silver Helmet award for its service at the Port of Algeciras, ranking us as the safest contractor after reducing our workplace accidents by nearly 50%.
Our 2021 Goal is to ensure that all centres and companies certified under the OHSAS 18001 standard transfer over to the new ISO 45001 standard, which is the first international standard to determine basic requirements for implementing a Workplace Health and Safety Management System