25 July 2023

SMS Environmental: We Invest In People

SMS Environmental is proud to announce that it has been re-certified as an Investor in People, with 85% of employees agreeing that it is ‘a great place to work’.

In achieving the Accredited level for another year, SMS Environmental has demonstrated that it continues to meet processes in place for the range of areas set out in the ‘We Invest in People’ framework.

SMS Environmental is honoured to be awarded an ‘Investor in People’ certification for another year. We are extremely proud of our highly talented specialists. Their dedication to providing outstanding customer service is recognised and celebrated, and we remain committed to ensuring the best personal development of every member of the team.

David Clift, Chief People Officer 

Employee development is paramount for growth

Our company strategy and objectives are set by listening to the management team, not just the board, creating visibility for what people are working on and encouraging collaborative opportunities. In-turn those managers regularly undertake informal catch ups, more formal team meetings, collaborative projects, or interactive tool-box talks, in short we encourage open communication and teamwork. 

Every quarter all employees are encouraged to attend the All Hands meeting where the board presents the previous quarters results, updates on objectives as well as undertake polls to ensure the ideas and direction of the company are aligned with the collective opinion of everyone within the company.

Our commitment to career development and growth opportunities enables our team members to envision a successful and fulfilling career path within the company. With a focus on continuous learning, training programs, and mentorship opportunities, we provide the tools and support to help employees reach their full potential.

SMS Environmental Ltd is an equal opportunity employer

We foster a supportive and inclusive environment where all employees are encouraged to share their ideas, experiences, and perspectives without fear of judgement. Through open-door policies, feedback mechanisms, and regular employee surveys, we ensure that every voice is heard and valued. 

SMS Environmental is committed to inclusivity and diversity, with a renewal of pledges that support the company's ambition. These pledges are reviewed regularly and used to measure success towards this goal.

Work-Life balance is key

At SMS Environmental, we understand the importance of work-life balance and personal growth. We offer a range of professional development opportunities, including training programs, mentorship initiatives, and career advancement pathways. Additionally, we provide support for personal goals, such as flexible work arrangements, employee assistance programs, and special accommodations to promote physical and mental well-being. We believe that when our employees thrive both personally and professionally, they bring their best selves to work every day.

Employee well-being and happiness is at the forefront of our work

Our offerings include:

  • Employee Assistance Programme: A 24-hour helpline to support staff through life's challenges.
  • Leadership Framework: Focusing on rising stars within the company and providing growth opportunities.
  • Internal Mobility: Encouraging members of the senior leadership team to explore other areas of the business (Account Managers often spending 6 months integrated with the risk assessment team).
  • Business Coaches: We’ve established a unique partnership with a neuroscientist and business coach, offering employees not just traditional business guidance, but also cognitive insights. These resources create a safe space for discussing both work-related and personal matters. Employees have quarterly meetings to encourage 

What incentives do employees at SMS Environmental receive upon joining?

At SMS Environmental, we pride ourselves on offering unique benefits, bonuses, and compensation packages designed to reward our employees for their hard work and dedication. Examples of what we provide include:

  1. Above-average Base Salaries: All staff receive competitive salaries benchmarked against industry standards, ensuring fair compensation for their contributions.
  2. Commission and Bonus Schemes: In addition to base salaries, employees can earn additional income through commission and bonus programs.
  3. Enhanced Leave Entitlements: Employees receive an additional day off to celebrate their birthday, along with increased holiday entitlements.
  4. Employee Assistance Programme: Free access to a 24-hour helpline for support on both work and personal issues.
  5. SMS Advantage: Exclusive discounts and benefit schemes for employees encompassing food, groceries, holidays, fashion, and gifts, saving up to £240 on groceries, £100 on holidays, and £500 on fashion and gifts annually.
  6. Overtime discouraged: We emphasise work-life balance and ensure time for family by not encouraging overtime and preventing employees from rushing through tasks.
  7. Employee Sick Pay: Offering a comprehensive sick pay package to support employees during illness or other health-related issues.
  8. Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Packages: Generous parental leave packages to provide additional support during new family additions.
  9. Employee Pension Scheme: Our comprehensive pension plan helps employees plan a secure future.

We continually evaluate our benefits to ensure employee satisfaction and maintain our position as a market-leading water treatment company.

Although employees perceive SMS Environmental to be the best in the industry at what it does, and believe that it is a good place to work overall, we do not want to be complacent. We will continue to improve - listening to our employees to ensure we can maintain momentum and expertise.

Interested in joining our team? Please click here to see our current job openings.

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