“At SYR we consider the world around us and we are committed at all times to conducting ourselves in a responsible and sustainable way – it is integral to the way that we do business. We are dedicated to behaving in a way that will not only deliver our commercial objectives and meet our legal requirements, but will also be beneficial to all stakeholders, our environment and the wider community.“
Kimberley is an inspiring leader, who has overall responsibility for SYR’s business strategy and success. She has had many years previous experience heading up our Canadian business, before taking over the reins from her father in 2018. Passionate about people, Kimberley has created a culture of clear direction and communication, combined with strong core values and a sense of community.
Every business has an impact on society and the way that people live their lives, from the products and services they deliver to the way they operate, including employment practices and supply-chain decisions.
We are committed to social impact through the way we run our business. As long ago as 1954, we recognised that our employees should be well equipped, well trained and share in the profit they created. Over sixty years on, we continue to address societal issues and over the last live years we have supported multiple projects on a local, regional, national, and international level.
Our values guide everything we do as a business and the choices we make. They inform both our long-term strategy and the way we serve our customers on a daily basis. We are committed to building a stronger organisation that has long-term sustainability and enduring value.
We want to help our customers succeed. When we support them to make lasting improvements to their performance, we also help them to scale their contribution to society-including the goods and services they deliver, the jobs they create and the economic growth they drive. We continuously invest in research on some of the biggest issues Facing cleaning. We hope that our insights on these topics help to Frame and open up debates, bring new thinking and identify potential solutions. Our social impact matters to us.
Ridgewood High School in Stourbridge, West Midlands, set up Project Gambia in 2007. Since then thousands of pounds have raised, and more than 500 students, staff and parents have travelled to The Gambia. Schools have been refurbished, classrooms built, resources provided, a nurse has been employed, Farms established and a solar-powered water pump installed. Mosquito nets, ‘Christmas Shoeboxes’ and thousands of items of clothing have been provided – and now cleaning equipment From SYR.
Every year SYR help the school fill a container with essential items which support two medical centres and several schools who have very Few resources. Many of the communities live in very basic conditions with no electricity or running water, so buckets and bowls are a great help as they use them For collecting water and washing.
Despite enjoying more stability than many West African nations, The Gambia is not a prosperous country. Only one-sixth of the land is arable and poor quality soil means it has just one main crop, peanuts. However three quarters of the population are dependent on agriculture.
SYR is committed to maintaining business practices that honour and protect the dignity and integrity of everyone with whom the company conducts business, employs and serves. We conduct our business in an open, honest and transparent manner, embedding responsible and sustainable business practices into the way we work with customers and the way we run our business.
We have a culture of ethical leadership and integrity which is delivered by a diverse, skilled workforce. We are all committed from CEO to each of our employees around the world-to earning the trust of the people we serve. For us, this means complying with applicable legal, regulatory and industry code requirements, and upholding the highest standards in every aspect of our business and in every market where we operate.
We encourage our suppliers, customers and other business partners to adopt at the very least the basic principles of Corporate Social Responsibility. There is always room For further improvement across all disciplines within our trading partners and through example, we help to raise standards of practice throughout the supply chain.