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.

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

Community

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.

Workforce

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

  • 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...

  • Symmetrys Virtual Marathon Results

    April 2020

    Symmetrys Virtual Marathon Results

    In the week where the London Marathon would have usually been all over the airwaves, the Symmetrys team decided to run its own kind of marathon instead. A virtual marathon!...

  • The Symmetrys Virtual Marathon

    April 2020

    The Symmetrys Virtual Marathon

    To help combat the challenge of keeping healthy while working from home, the Symmetrys team have come up with a great way to keep active together as a group. We...

  • Towards the roaring ’20s…

    December 2019

    Towards the roaring ’20s…

    As structural and civil engineers we’re always looking at ways to make our projects more environmentally friendly, giving clients and collaborators sustainable design options when it comes to the superstructure,...

  • Plastic Free July – How Was It For You?

    July 2019

    Plastic Free July – How Was It For You?

    That’s this year’s Plastic Free July over, and we’re pleased to report that we have learnt so much more this year than last, and hopefully we’ve engaged enough people along...

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