We have a huge part to play in that next generation working in a world that is inclusive of everyone and truly cares for their communities, people and planet.
In 2016, our Founder and CEO Pat Lynes decided to name the company after his two sons; Sullivan and Stanley. Because of that foundation from day one, purpose over profit has always been at the heart of S&S.
That’s why we are proud to partner with and support organisations and charities with shared values that take their environmental, diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibilities as seriously as we do.
Not only that, Business for Good is one of our five strategic pillars, ensuring that is always front of mind across the organisation.
We want to inspire the future of work for the next generation. To do that, we need to take care of our environment with all of the 17 UN SDG’s front of mind.
Access Sport is a community organisation whose mission is to level the playing field where everyone can participate in a sport of physical activity regardless of ability or background.
S&S was proud to be the Corporate Match Partner during the ‘Tri-with-Access Sport’ summer campaign in 2021, helping the UK improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
We have also provided social media strategic support to Access Sport as they endeavour to further spread their message and increase the programmes offered across the UK.
Centrepoint provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills in order to get them back into education, training and employment. They are the UK’s leading homelessness charity for youth.
S&S supports Centrepoint by fundraising in conjunction with some of our events (especially during Christmas), encouraging our associate community to donate.
Amos Bursary is a scholarship programme for people of African and Caribbean heritage. Their aim is to help scholars reach their highest potential in a world that often presents barriers to young people of colour.S&S supports the bursary by sponsoring one scholar place in a 5-year programme. This is an investment in the future of work and to the community in which S&S works and lives.
We believe leadership is marked by behaviour rather than position and something that everyone regardless of seniority or tenure can demonstrate. We aspire to be Servant Leaders and have adopted many of its principles and practices.
We are strong believers of continuous improvement and that learning should be a part of everyday life.
We have a library in our office with a bank of inspiring books, everyone has access to the LinkedIn Learning platform and other on-demand learning tracks. We know that habit-forming takes time so we pop a protected learning slot in everyone’s diaries each month.
Our uncapped learning fund encourages our team to take responsibility for their own learning. So whether folks want to attend external training, fund coaching, attend events/conferences or have a specific professional development goal, we allow space, time and budget for that.
Companies that harness diversity simply outperform those that don’t. We talk about being ‘our best selves’ and all new team members complete a Gallup strengths assessment before they join and discuss the results with a Strengths coach. The first step to leveraging diversity is to be our best true selves and be able to express that and be accepted in a positive, inclusive way.
We acknowledge that Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) are fundamentally based on individual experiences from minority groups rather than a checklist to tick off. However, we believe some actions can be done to reduce unconscious bias and make everyone feel trusted
and welcomed regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
Our company mission is to inspire a future of work for the next generation.
So we have a huge part to play in that next generation working in a world inclusive of everyone that truly cares for their communities and their planet.
To us, this is what being a true ‘Business for Good’ is all about.Follow our journey