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:-
Kamelia Kids Day Nursery caters for children of ALL abilities and backgrounds up to the age of eight and cover a wide catchment area. Funds raised by ETI and other local businesses and supporters has enabled the Nursery to undertake extensive modifications to the interior of the building in order to maintain an environment that is safe, stimulating and fit for purpose.
For the last three years, ETI staff have helped to raise vital funds for Bluefin Ward, Worthing Hospital during the month of December. In total, ETI staff have raised over £1500 for the children’s ward thanks to a special fundraising initiative held each year. During a visit in January 2018, a cheque was presented to the ward by ETI employees.
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 also sponsor Steyning Town Community Football Club, particularly as they have an excellent reputation for encouraging youth participation. Steyning Town Community Football Club is accredited with the FA Standard Charter and has been awarded Sussex FA Community Club of the Year for 2016 and 2015. ETI’s recent sponsorship enabled the first team 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 including Davison High School for Girls, St Andrews High School for Boys, Durrington High School, Worthing High School and MET College. We look forward to working with Steyning Grammar School and Oak Grove College in 2018.
We are also proud to be a ‘Business Partner’ of Worthing High School and ETI’s MD, Peter Webb MBE has recently been involved in a specialised mentoring programme for students. This programme was set up to help and support targeted students with their academic and employability progress.
Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity which gets young people enthusiastic about science and engineering by challenging them to design, build and race an electric car. This is an exciting project which has the potential to have a significant impact on students, their attitudes to STEM subjects, their employability and character skills and on their future outcomes. www.greenpower.co.uk
ETI have been working closely with a group of pupils from Worthing High School and we look forward to various race days and associated events over the next few months.
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 Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce with their events which strive to improve the communication of local issues between Worthing businesses. www.worthingandadurchamber.co.uk