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Friday 12th May 2017

We are thrilled to share the news that we have gained the Living Wage Foundation accreditation (link opens in a new tab). Not only that, but we’re the first Waste Management company in the UK to do so.

So, what does this mean? The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Paper Round - regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff - receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 in the UK or £9.75 in London. Both these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017.

Why have we done this? We want to guarantee fairness and believe that, as a responsible business, it’s our duty to ensure our staff are paid according to the true costs of living.

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We are excited about this step and Bill Swan, our Managing Director said, “Paper Round has always had a very strong social and ethical side to our business. We have historically paid staff above the statutory minimum wage and we are delighted to formalise this and give a commitment to pay all our staff the Living Wage. We believe that this is not only the right thing to do, but will lead to better service for our clients. It will be easier to recruit and retain staff, giving us a passionate and loyal workforce committed to excellent customer service.”

If you would like to find out more about what it’s like working for Paper Round, you can see our “Day in the life of” video on our recruitment page here (link opens in a new tab). Or if you’re a Paper Round customer and would like to refer a friend, take a look at our referral scheme, you might be in for a treat!

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