Our CSR/ESG Strategy

Corporate Social Responsibility and our Environmental Social Governance has to be more than just policies – though they are a good start. We have decided to look at where we can improve our CSR/ESG in 3 key areas – our staff, our local community and the environment.


Symmetrys believes that every business has a role to play in protecting the environment through focussing on recycling, carbon emissions, single use plastics and green travel.

We do this by involving everyone in initiatives where we can demonstrate the difference a tiny action can make – like swapping milk cartons for bottles or buying unwrapped food. We also aim to work with our clients to continually improve the sustainability of our projects.

What Our Employees Say…

  • “Each new project is an interesting challenge when it comes to SuDS. I enjoy exploring the art of combining buildability with a sustainable solution that improves biodiversity and considers the environment around us.“

    Mark Barnikel, Civil and Structural Engineer

  • “Symmetrys have a great CSR programme. We’re really encouraged to reduce our carbon footprint whether it’s on our journey to work and meetings, or using the vegetable patch for lunches instead of buying over-packaged food. Introducing me to cycling has also greatly improved my health and wellbeing."

    Jo Shepherd, Associate


We believe businesses can strive to have a considerable positive impact within their community. At Symmetrys, we’re proud of our involvement in a local school football team and a walking netball team. We also run a mentoring scheme for STEM students at the local Comprehensive school.

We have strong connections with a number of charities, particularly the adoption charity Coram, where Chris Atkins, our Managing Director, is a member of the Development Board.


People are at the centre of Symmetrys’ success and are our most valuable asset. We offer a healthy and inclusive workplace, taking time to develop all staff with a busy CPD programme, and provide support through Chartership.

Technical development and promotion from within are key to our great staff retention.

Latest CSR/ESG Stories

  • NCE Awards Finalists

    June 2023

    NCE Awards Finalists

    We are thrilled to announce that Symmetrys has been shortlisted for the NCE Awards 2023! 🎉 We have been recognised in two categories – Best Place to Work – SME...

  • Mental Health Awareness Week

    May 2023

    Mental Health Awareness Week

    In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are delighted to announce a significant achievement by one of our esteemed team members. Stefany Rojas, one of our Civil Engineers, has...

  • Symmetrys is now an EOT!

    January 2023

    Symmetrys is now an EOT!

    Today marks the beginning of a new journey for Symmetrys. We are proud to announce that Symmetrys Structural and Civil Engineers is an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). Symmetrys was founded...

  • Symmetrys Day Out – Oxford

    July 2022

    Symmetrys Day Out – Oxford

    A few photos from the annual Symmetrys away day 2022! A brilliant day of punting, pubs, food and a tour of Oxford. We already can’t wait for next year!

  • The Code Breakers – Walking Netball Team

    March 2022

    The Code Breakers – Walking Netball Team

    At Symmetrys we believe that businesses can have a considerable positive impact on communities, and we are extremely proud to help and sponsor The Code Breakers, a Walking Netball team....

  • Grass Roots to Green Roofs

    September 2021

    Grass Roots to Green Roofs

    St Albans City Youth Football Club U13 boys’ team has kicked off the season wearing the brand new Symmetrys sponsored shirts! Not only is this a brilliant community football club,...

  • Joy for Children and Communities

    May 2021

    Joy for Children and Communities

    Symmetrys recently carried out some research into the sustainability of spandex and wrote a piece for Velocity Magazine titled “How Green Is Your Lycra” (https://symmetrys.com/news/how-green-is-your-lycra/) In short, the results weren’t as...

  • Our New Signing

    April 2021

    Our New Signing

    Symmetrys is delighted to announce our sponsorship of the U13 boys’ team at St Albans City Youth Football Club, bringing grassroots football into our family of partners. We’re really proud...

  • How Green is Your Lycra?

    January 2021

    How Green is Your Lycra?

    We have a ‘sustainability-first’ attitude at Symmetrys, so naturally it has an effect on everything we do.  Take for example a recent collective clear out of years of cycling gear...

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