Our communities

Our operations are spread across the UK and as a socially responsible business, ScS and its people want to make a meaningful contribution to our communities.

#WalkThisMay in support of Samaritans - Throughout the month of May 2022, we challenged colleagues to walk a combined total of 20,000 miles as part of our 'Better Health At Work Award' campaign. The Group donated £20,000 to the Samaritans in support of our colleagues, who completed an impressive 20,331 miles in total.

Food bank fundraising and donations - With the recent cost of living crisis, there is more pressure than ever on food banks. During the year our colleagues have taken part in number of fundraising activities:

  • In December 2021 our customer experience team led a festive fundraiser for Sunderland Soup Kitchen, a charity that provides healthy hot meals for anyone who may need one in the Wearside area. A cheque for £1,000 was presented to the charity, with monies raised matched by the Group, alongside food donations;
  • Our finance team volunteered over a number of days at Sunderland Foodbank, helping to organise the warehouse, arranging donations as well as providing a donation of food and hygiene supplies; and
  • Colleagues around the business donated Easter eggs to local food banks to support those who might not receive one otherwise.

Foundation of Light - Our long-standing relationship with the Foundation of Light (the official charity of Sunderland AFC) continued in FY22, with ScS supporting the charity’s ‘Wear Together’ programme. The programme is aimed at anyone over the age of 50 who might feel isolated and brings people together through a range of different activities to facilitate them becoming more connected to their community. During the year colleagues have supported the programme through attending various volunteering activities.