Driving long-term sustainable value
ESG considerations are embedded in our strategy. As a specialist STEM recruiter we are at the forefront of delivering the skills needed to build a sustainable future, while our diversity, equality and inclusion policies ensure that we are putting people first.
By delivering against ambitious environmental and social targets we can demonstrate how we are leading our industry in defining what it means to be a responsible and sustainable employer, both for our staff and in society.
Companies are increasingly looking for environmental responsibility in their partners. We are no different. Many of our clients are either in the renewables energy sector or navigating the low carbon transition themselves.
We contribute to addressing climate change in two significant ways: by reducing our own carbon emissions and ensuring our clients have access to the talent they need to transition to a low carbon economy.
Addressing climate change
We take our role in tackling the climate emergency seriously. By actively working to reduce our own emissions targets we can make positive long-term commitments to the environment and society.
We are delighted to be recognised as a climate leader by the Financial Times in its inaugural listing of European Climate Leaders, which details the top 300 companies that achieved the greatest reduction in their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity between 2014 and 2019. We are the only staffing sector company to achieve that distinction, placing 69th.
Supplying sought-after specialists
Every business and value chain will be disrupted by the transition to a low carbon economy. As a specialist STEM recruiter we actively seek renewable energy clients that are at the forefront of delivering the innovation the world needs, supplying them with sought-after specialists to tackle the climate emergency.
We're delivering positive outcomes for our stakeholders and contributing towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals where we can have the most impact, placing us at the forefront of our industry in defining what it means to be a responsible employer.
Our Impact Report
Our ESG Committee needs accurate impact data to ensure we have credible action and accountability. Explore our first Impact Report, which includes key targets.
Putting people first
We are building a future that works for all of us by putting people first. By investing in new business opportunities and talent growth within our markets we are delivering economic growth and employment opportunities. Through this we aim to have a positive impact on society beyond simply what our clients and candidates achieve.
Our role in society
Our diversity, equality and inclusion policies are critical to attract and retain talent and help people perform at the top of their game. We set challenging targets for gender balance, aspiring to increase representation at leadership levels to 50/50 by 2024. Although we reduced turnover of females by 3% and maintained levels of women represented across leadership roles, there is plenty more to achieve.
In November 2021, SThree was awarded Company of the Year at the 2021 European Diversity Awards. Again, we were the only staffing sector company to be recognised.
Green skills insight programme
Not enough young people are choosing STEM subjects at school, pursuing STEM careers or aware of green careers. Building the future talent pipeline to meet the growing needs of the market is one of the core objectives of our community outreach programmes. We spark the possibility of a green career for young people, from the renewable energy sector to building a career in green tech.
In 2021, 87 young people attended our interactive Green Careers insight events. As a result of our outreach, 86% of young people said they are now exploring green career opportunities.
Read our latest insights
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Flexible staffing solutions for challenging times
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War for talent in STEM industries
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Break the bias: how we can empower more women in STEM
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How can companies provide meaning to their employees
The next Work in Progress documentary explores the topic of purpose in work and how companies can provide meaning to the work they do.
Read our latest ESG news
2021 Annual Report: Discover how SThree is delivering STEM talent
Read how SThree is connecting sought-after STEM specialists with pioneering global companies in our 2021 Annual Report and TCFD statement.
SThree ranks top in Support Services sector in Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021
Study published by Management Today puts SThree first in eight of the 13 key criteria.
SThree named ‘Top Employer’ in Germany for a ninth consecutive year
Top Employer Institute recognises our approach to creating a positive culture and supporting colleagues.
SThree awarded Company of the Year at the 2021 European Diversity Awards
EDA awards are firmly established as the continent’s most prestigious and widely respected diversity event.
Samira Alimohammad named on SIA list of most influential women in staffing
Vice-President and General Counsel of SThree Americas, recognised as one of the most influential women in staffing in North America.
SThree shortlisted for Company of the Year at the European Diversity Awards
SThree is delighted to be included on the shortlist for the Company of the Year award at the 2021 European Diversity Awards.
SThree appoints new Chief Marketing Officer
Carol McNerney’s diversity of experience will help us achieve our stated ambitions as the number one global STEM provider.
SThree becomes official partner of the Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge
Exciting kick-starter programme for new STEM enterprises that will solve the biggest challenges facing the world.
SThree to introduce a hybrid working model when offices re-open
We listened to colleagues across the businesses and have adopted a hybrid policy allowing our people to work at home and in the office.
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