Oddbox

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About the Company

We are the UK’s fruit & veg box that fights food waste. We work closely with farmers & growers from all across the UK (& abroad), to rescue & fill up our boxes full of fresh, seasonal fruit & veg which are at risk of going to waste. The reason for this? They’re simply seen as too oddly shaped, too oddly sized, or even just – too many.
Alongside our community, we help make a difference to the planet each week – fighting food waste at farm-level, preventing unnecessary CO2e emissions and saving water along the way.
ODDBOX is a Certified B Corporation and will continue to make a difference to our planet with each & every box.

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2022

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Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

The Food Exchange, New Covent Garden Market, London, SW8 5EL

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Industry:


Food & Beverage


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Company CEO's name:

Emilie Vanpoperinghe

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Number of employees:

0 - 1000

Life in our company

See What It Is Like to Work Here

Why Oddbox IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

We have a shared set of values, Transparent, Inclusive, Mindful & Entrepreneurial which are a part of how we work together as a team. Our weekly all-hands stand-up call is a great chance for our teams to share their successes and challenges. But, most importantly, during the stand-up our teams acknowledge the pick of the bunch who have gone out of their way to support teams or projects.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

We keep our mission to Fight Food Waste (to save the planet) at the heart of what we do. We measure the impact of our produce at many levels and seek to continuously improve what we do and the impact that it has.

Valuing transparency means that everyone knows where we’re coming from and has sight of our vision for the future (including the numbers, turnover, boxes sold etc)

And we live by a simple set of promises; Eat Good. Do Good. Stay Odd.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

Everyone has a self-service learning and development budget and can choose what they want to learn and how. We have a suite of company led internal and external training programmes, including Carbon Literacy, Unconscious Bias and Managing for the First Time, to offer our colleagues all the tools that they need to use their voice.
We also offer all of our team members two volunteering days. These can be used at one of our partner (such as the Drive Forward Foundation or Felix Kitchen) or with a volunteering organisation of the colleague’s own choice

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

Everyone has a self-service learning and development budget and can choose what they want to learn and how. We have a suite of company-led internal and external training, giving everyone the tools to find their own voices.

We also offer all of our team members two volunteering days. These can be used at one of our partners (such as the Drive Forward Foundation or Felix Kitchen) or with a volunteering organisation of the colleague’s own choice

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

Asking colleagues what they think. We run regular update surveys and give colleagues the chance to express their opinions directly, anonymously or via Slack.

Our colleagues have formed their own Equity, Diversity and Inclusion panel (nicknamed “Edi”). Edi gives all of our colleagues a chance to celebrate or discuss things that matter to them. Our wider team are all able to contact the Edi team and ask them to raise a matter of inclusion, or bring this straight to the people team.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

We invest a lot of time in ensuring that our colleagues have the tools that they need to learn regularly. We run regular cohort based training, including managing for the first time, carbon literacy, mental health first aid and unconscious bias and interview skills. All of our colleagues have a self-service L&D budget, and we also have a centralised L&D fund.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

Emilie, our CEO, models transparency through engaging with our Monday stand-up each week and giving a founders-eye view of what is happening across the business. She also runs an “ask me anything” session regularly, giving ALL colleagues the chance to ask any question at all (and get an honest answer).

Emilie also models our inclusive value from the very start of our team members’ time with us. Emilie (and her co-founder Deepak, along with others in the executive team) attend our company on-boarding in person every month. They spend time in a workshop with new colleagues, talking through the history of Oddbox as a company and our vision and goals for the future.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

On top of 33 days of leave, we offer every employee 4 “Not-Sick” Days each year.

We strongly believe that we shouldn’t wait until colleagues are sick before giving them the space to stay healthy. A duvet day, a chance to do something for your physical or mental health (including going for a pamper or completing life admin) or even an extra day to spend with your family. Our teams are welcome to use their “Not-Sick” days in whatever ways make them “Not-Sick”.

Our response to COVID-19

Our HQ teams now work hybrid, with flexibility to come to the office on days that work for them and their commute. During the pandemic, everyone in a HQ role was fully supported to work from home. We provide all colleagues with an annual work from home allowance