Corporate Social Responsibility
Increasing efficiency in the construction and building automation process
Our core purpose is to reduce waste and risk in the construction and maintenance of buildings. Our approach is founded on sustainability and offers standardised solutions that can be applied to most HRRBs (high-risk residential buildings) for the safety of occupants and firefighters. Our products, services, structure and company ethos all reflect our values and work together to achieve them. Corporate Social Responsibility is built into the foundations of the company and reflected in every part of our work.
Group SCS’s values shine through our work, as well as our team and the way we communicate with our clients.
We are ‘construction’ through and through. We’re used to getting our hands dirty and our feet wet. Meet us on site, or at the office – the choice is yours.
We are here to simplify, not complicate; making clever things that work and helping our customers implement them safely. We don’t use 50 words when a few will do. We don’t waste time or effort.
We are voracious consumers of knowledge and we dish it out too. Skills and training are hugely important investments at Group SCS, feeding our innovation and market relevance; making our customers look good in front of theirs.
Promises are a serious business - solemn and sacred. More than words on a page or said in a meeting. We understand that you’ll need to base yours on ours. We always repay trust in full.
Equality and empathy are at the core of our company and we approach both our staff and our clients with the utmost respect. We don’t tolerate unfair treatment and discrimination in any aspect of our company culture. Subscribe to our values, contribute to our community, and you can be one of our gang!
As well as innovation and expertise, we also invest in our community and our employees. We are actively engaged with local organisations, charities, youth and community groups.
At Group SCS we pride ourselves on the happiness and motivation of our staff. Our highly engaged team maintains a high standard of industry-leading customer service. We hold regular team-building and social events, including a Christmas party especially for employees’ children and one especially for employees.
Working with young people
We are pleased to be working with Careers Wales, an organisation which provides all-age careers information, advice and guidance to people in Wales. We have attended school job fairs organised by Careers Wales, where we have been able to promote our industry to young people and tell them about the opportunities that are available to them. In the future we are hoping to take part in mock interviews for young people finishing school.
Group SCS is determined to help raise the profile of the construction industry and show youngsters that it is a great choice for a career.
As part of this, we agreed to partner with Sir Simon Milton UTC (University Technical College). Sir Simon Milton UTC describes itself as being ‘for high achievers’ and is based in Westminster. It opened in September 2017, in time for the new academic year. In its prospectus, it is described as a college that aims to educate the young women and men who will become the next generation of professional engineers, technicians and innovators.
Group SCS partnered with Sir Simon Milton UTC for two years (starting September 2017) on a construction-related educational programme. The partnership was developed to address the lack of young talent in the industry. Our partnering was part of the Class Of Your Own (COYO) ‘Adopt A School’ scheme in which industry members such as Group SCS ‘gift’ the ‘Design, Engineer, Construct!’ Learning programme to schools across the UK.
As part of our partnering with Sir Simon Milton UTC, our staff were involved in working with students in different ways to help them with their learning.
As avid sports fans and supporters, we are proud to have sponsored a number of sports organisations including:
- Penarth Amateur Boxing Club
- British Airways Wales RFC
- Oakwood Terriers U12s football team
- Dronfield Town FC U7s
We are a firm believer in apprenticeships and have helped people kickstart their careers in the construction industry through apprenticeship schemes. We update the available apprenticeships in our London and Cardiff offices on our vacancies page regularly.