We want our customers to continue to think of ETI as a business that puts something back into the community and within our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy, we have created a project called ‘ETI in the Community’.
Our intention is to work together with Eco-friendly projects, educational work experience placements and a sharing of career prospects and temperature related, energy saving principles.
ETI recognises the need to support the local community, from where we gain over 95% of our employees.
“ETI in the Community” is the specific medium through which we offer support for local events and sponsorship.
Although there is no intended distinction/preference with regard to support, favourable consideration will be given towards:-
Our main Charity at this time, we have been involved in supporting their Walk to Remember and the Christmas Pudding Race, as well as their Golf Day. These events have helped towards the construction of a new care home designed for dementia sufferers, and we are very proud to have been associated with this project. www.guildcare.org
Earlier this year ETI staff raised funds for Bluefin ward, Worthing Hospital. Over £500 was donated to the children’s ward thanks to a fundraising initiative and a cheque was presented to the ward by employees during a visit.
Sponsorship of voluntary organisations with strong youth development programmes is important to us and Worthing Rugby Football Club is very active in promoting young players. With both men’s and ladies’ teams and Senior, Colts and Mini's, the club has a strong influence on the community and we are proud to be a sponsor of the club.
ETI are also delighted to support Worthing Hockey Club, particularly as they have an excellent reputation for encouraging youth participation. WHC have a number of both Men’s and Ladies’ teams including many junior sides, and ETI’s recent sponsorship enabled the Llamas XI to purchase a new set of kit.
Support of local schools is high on our list of social responsibility, and we are pleased to be able to offer Work Experience places to various schools in the area. We have recently assisted Davison High-School with the planting of over 100 trees, in association with the Woodland Trust and are currently working on a commissioned stained glass project with a group of art students from St Andrew’s High School for Boys in collaboration with local artist Chris Brown – www.glasswoman.co.uk
ETI are delighted to be supporting Team Northbrook Racing again. TNR is the race team of Northbrook College Sussex which is run by the motorsport students of the college and their driver Shane Kelly (2006 Enterprise Group Club Formula 3 Champion). TNR’s mission is to provide their motorsport students with real life experience that will go towards improving the job prospects
of the students within the industry.
ETI enjoy exhibiting at local events and have participated in the nationwide ‘Big Bang’ programme which celebrates science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people and aims to excite and inspire the students. We also support local careers events which enable us to promote various career opportunities and apprenticeships available at ETI.
Whilst not strictly a charity, we are pleased to support our local Chamber with their local events which strive to improve the communication of local issues between Worthing businesses. www.worthingandadurchamber.co.uk.