As an ethical organisation with a strong sense of social responsibility, RSK believes that the long-term future of the business is best served by respecting the interests of all its stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers and the wider community.We actively look for opportunities to improve society and to contribute to the well-being of the communities in which we trade.
Our main commitments are supporting charities, sourcing locally and investing in youth.
During 2014/2017, RSK raised £15,000 for its chosen charity, Cancer Research UK. In July 2017, following a company-wide vote, WaterAid was chosen as RSK’s next chosen charity, which we will support for three years until 2020.
Additionally, we back the charitable efforts of our various offices and staff. Offices frequently support charities in their local communities while employees are given flexible work arrangements for volunteering. RSK as a whole supports various non-governmental organisations at the national level.
- Over the past three years, RSK staff have participated in more than 35 charity events for other charities and raised £4,500 for organisations including Save the Children, British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Comic Relief and Make a Wish Foundation.
- RSK is a proud supporter of the Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral Project.
RSK adheres to a strict policy of sourcing from local suppliers when feasible. It is standard policy to work with local suppliers and contractors on overseas projects. This has resulted in partnerships and agreements with various organisations in almost 20 countries.
The skill set of the next generation determines the future of our communities. In particular, forecasts indicate there will be a major skills shortage in the UK in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
We are doing our part to fix this.
- Every year, we run the RSK Graduate Training Scheme. In FY16, 64 graduates joined the scheme.
- Director Sue Sljivic serves as a Women in Construction and Engineering panel member to foster the growth of women in these industries.
- Several RSK employees including three RSK directors, serve as STEM ambassadors by educating children about the potential for careers in the STEM disciplines. They have volunteered for 16 events over the past 12 months.