In the community
Business has the resources and power to make a difference to humankind - to build a better world. At SSQ we 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 a charity to help out.
We are also a regular contributor to interview training days at Smart Works. Smart Works is a charity which provides unemployed women with access to opportunities and training to help them secure a new role. Smart Works also gives them everything they need to perform at their best, including clothes, makeup and shoes. Each month one of our consultants attends a Smart Works workshop and helps the women attending by providing interview tips and techniques, giving them the confidence they need to present well and to get the job they want.
We also believe that modern employers have a responsibility not only for the welfare of their own employees, but also a moral duty to wider society.
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 one fully paid day per quarter for a charity of their choice
- Donate a percentage of our profits annually to charities nominated by our staff