Giving the biscuit

Posted on 20 Jul 2010 by The Manufacturer

United Biscuits has released a report detailing its progress in community and workforce wellbeing projects.

Pictured: A United Biscuits employee from its Teeseide plant runs the London Marathon dressed as a packet of McCoy’s crisps

In the report, the company says it is on track to achieving targets in graduate recruitment and apprenticeships, having taken on 19 more of the former and increased the latter programme from 35 to 48. The company has established Employee Learning Centres at six more of its sites and has doubled its NVQ provision to 714 employees – 10 per cent of the workforce.

The company and its employees have donated over £140,000 to charity in funds or product over the last year and the company has granted 348 days for employees to do volunteer work in the community.

Accident frequency rate has been reduced by 25%, minor accidents were down 15% and lost hours from Lost Time Accidents have been reduced by 42%.

The report can be downloaded at