Building a sustainable future

World leaders and delegates are gathered in Glasgow for the UN COP26 Climate Conference discussing what urgent action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reverse global warming.

However, the time for talking is over. Everyone, including businesses, has a responsibility to take actions that positively impact the environment and tackle climate change. At SThree, we recognise the importance of long-term sustainability and want to show how we're playing our part and going #OneStepGreener.

Our approach to climate and environmental action has been recognised through our inclusion in the Financial Times Europe’s Climate Leaders list and maintaining our CDP B score for the fifth consecutive year. Not only that, we're aiming to reduce our carbon footprint by 20% by 2024.

We know that STEM plays and will continue to play an integral part in all of this. The transition to a low-carbon future will only be possible if the right specialist talent is available. That's why our purpose of bringing skilled people together to build the future has never felt more important or relevant.

Partnering with clients to build a future through clean energy

We aim to double our renewables business by 2024, and we're already ahead of our target. Why are we doing this? Because we know clean energy is vital to ensuring a sustainable future.

And as the only global pure-play STEM staffing specialist, we're uniquely positioned to find the people who will develop the solutions that address some of the biggest climate challenges facing society.

By bringing skilled people together, we're making sure the right talent is available for the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Supporting the next generation of STEM innovators who are tackling climate change

We're delighted to have been the sponsor of the STEM prize at the first-ever Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge. Teams of young innovators aged 18-30 from across the globe presented world-changing business solutions to pressing social and environmental problems.

The finalists presented a range of ideas that could play a significant role in tackling climate change. These included a low carbon alternative to cement and a feed that could reduce cow-based methane emissions.

SThree used its expertise to support and mentor the eight finalists ahead of teams showcasing their STEM enterprises at the Social Enterprise World Youth Forum.

The winners and runners-up received $10,000 and $5,000 worth of funding from SThree to kick-start their social venture.

Meet the teams

What if you could turn single use face masks into clean energy?

Team Living Energy, which is made up of two Spanish medical students, have developed an innovative concept that uses microbes to break down single-use plastic and generate electricity.

Who knew cows loved the salty taste of seaweed?

Based in the UK, a team of students have developed a cow feed which uses seaweed to reduce the amount of methane entering the atmosphere, and facilitating an environmentally friendly dairy industry.

Five members of our team in Belgium cleaning up waste from a local park.

Empowering our colleagues to help the environment

We want our people to have a career with purpose. That's why we offer 40 hours of paid volunteering leave to allow our colleagues to give back.

They've taken full advantage by contributing thousands of hours to support local communities, and many have chosen to use this time to do their bit to help the environment. Whether that's through park and forest clean ups, plastic-free Fridays or even mass email clear outs, SThree employees around the world are doing their bit to be greener.

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Recognised for our approach to climate action

Financial Times names SThree on list of Europe’s Climate Leaders

SThree has been included in the FT’s inaugural Europe’s Climate Leaders list, which names the 300 companies that have achieved the greatest reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions intensity between 2014 and 2019.

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SThree achieves B rating from CDP for a fifth consecutive year

SThree has once again been acknowledged for the action we’re taking to tackle climate change and our work to reduce carbon emissions.

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Building a diverse talent pipeline and closing the green skills gap

If the world is to successfully make the transition to a low carbon economy then we need to ensure the next generation develop the necessary green skills and are ready to take on roles which will make a difference.

That's why we have organised green career insight days for young people in the UK. We want them to hear from experts in the green industry and be inspired to turn their passion for the environment into a green career.

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Being a climate conscious business

We welcome the UK government's announcement that the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting requirements will be mandatory for businesses.

We worked with market-leading sustainability consultancy, Avieco to undertake climate-related scenario analysis. This has allowed us to use the TCFD framework to understand better how climate change could affect our business, particularly the STEM markets we operate in.

Find out the results of our work