In the community
Business has the resources and power to make a difference to humankind; it has the ability to build a better world. At SSQ we wish to contribute our share towards making that difference.
Each year staff take part in our group CSR activity days. Over several days everyone from the London office attends the charity to help out with various activities.
We are also a regular contributor to the interview training days at Smart Works. Smart Works is a charity providing unemployed women with access to opportunities, training to help them secure a new role and providing them with everything they need to perform including, clothes, make up and shoes. Each month one of our consultants attends a Smart Works workshop and helps the women attending with interview tips, giving them the confidence they need in order to be able to sell themselves at the interview.
We believe that employers in the twenty-first century have a responsibility not only for the welfare of their employees but also a moral duty to society at large.
Amongst other initiatives, we commit to:
- Match any charitable contribution made by a member of staff
- Promote and take part in nationally promoted charity activities
- Support and encourage our staff to work (fully paid) one day a quarter for a charity of their choice
- Donate a percentage of our profits annually to charities nominated by our staff