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