Specialist Staffing Group's parent company is delighted to have been named Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year at the 2020 Recruiter Awards.
Our CSR team has worked incredibly hard in the past few years to have a real impact on our carbon footprint, with a sustainability strategy aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Judges at the event commended Specialist Staffing Group's parent company for “strong, mature considerations of impact and strong social engagement with demonstrable solutions.”
Some of the activity organised by our CSR team over the past year includes:
- A six week travel campaign, aimed at reducing work-related travel and having a positive influence on travel choices. This helped us reduce our carbon footprint by 12% in 2019.
- Partnerships with 10 STEM organisations in key markets to deliver STEM education and training to people from diverse backgrounds.
- Championed the use of volunteering days among our inclusive workforce – 2,495 hours were used in 2019, and this allowance has been increased to five paid days for everyone in the Group.
Gemma Branney, Global Head of CSR for Specialist Staffing Group's parent company, said:
“Each and every colleague who volunteers, joins a project or gets involved in some way, has helped us win this award.
“We talk about CSR and giving back as being part of our DNA and the impact we had in 2019 demonstrates that it isn't simply something we say, it is something we do.
“Each and every colleague who volunteers, joins a project or gets involved in some way, has helped us win this award. This is something each of us should be very proud of.”
Notes to editors
Specialist Staffing Group brings skilled people together to build the future. It is the only global pure-play specialist staffing business focused on roles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (‘STEM’), providing permanent and flexible contract talent to a diverse base of more than 9,000 clients in 15 countries.
The Group’s c.2,700 staff cover the technology, life sciences, engineering, banking and finance sectors.
Specialist Staffing Group's parent company is quoted on the Premium Segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority under the ticker symbol STEM and also has a US level one ADR facility, symbol SERTY.
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