Our CSR programme
We take our responsibility as a business seriously,
and through Sigma Connected CSR projects, we are committed to supporting our environment, our people, and connecting with the communities in which we operate across the UK, South Africa and Australia.
Sigma Connected charitable foundation
All our employees are given the opportunity to apply for a grant from the Sigma Connected Community Foundation to support a local not-for-profit organisation within their communities. We have a quarterly budget of £3,000 which is shared between the suitable applications received each quarter.
Additionally, all employees can make a personal £2 donation directly from their salaries to our nominated charity. We are currently supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
We believe there is a different way to do things, including how and who we recruit. Working with support agencies we look to disadvantaged communities or cohorts, both in the UK and South Africa, to identify high potential talent and support them into the workplace through specific training and dedicated support.
- Access to an extended talent pool
- Highly committed individuals who want to break the unemployment cycle
- Positive economic impact on the communities in which we operate
Aeysha Coetzee talks on Smile radio about bringing jobs to the people in South Africa.
In the UK we work with four different partners to enable the long-term unemployed into the workplace – People Plus, Back to Work, BMET and Seetec – and 55% of our employees join us through one of these organisations. Candidates receive interview guidance and skills training before they join the Sigma training programme to give them the confidence and support to enter the workplace again.