The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is committed to being a socially responsible organisation, proactively pursuing improvements to the social and environmental impacts of its business and associated supply chains.
SMMT seeks to achieve these aims through a defined CSR programme consisting of coordinated activities and where possible, commitments to recognised standards or codes of conduct. SMMT’s CSR objectives are based around five central themes: people; communities; Industry; supply chains and the environment. These objectives include commitments around SMMT corporate activity as well as facilitating responsible behaviour among SMMT’s wider membership.
SMMT has defined metrics to measure the impact and effectiveness of its chosen activities and is committed to continuous, year-on-year improvement.
We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Our company’s corporate social responsibility falls under the following categories:
- Supply Chains
You may have recently seen an email regarding Ben and SilverCloud – Ben’s digital and mental health wellbeing platform.
BEN is a charity that aims to support people connected to the automotive industry. Ben supports those connected to the automotive industry and the SCTF funding has helped to increase the number of people they are able to help. Please pass along their details to anyone you feel may benefit to raise awareness. SilverCloud is Ben’s digital and mental health wellbeing platform.
Since the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant on 10 February 2021, SMMT have worked with Mission Motorsport as an advocate and to raise awareness to our members.
Mission Automotive held an SMMT Aftermarket webinar for SMMT members on Mission Automotive and the Armed Forces Covenant
The SCTF were approached in April 2021 for sponsorship of a race team participating in the F1 in schools competition.
The team, IQ Pro is made up of five ethnically diverse, female students aged 16-17 years. They requested sponsorship to take part in this season’s Regional Finals in the hope of reaching National Finals and ultimately World Finals. Central to their team is the aim “to encourage and inspire young women from all backgrounds to pursue careers in STEM and excel in this currently male-dominated sector”.
The SCTF have provided bursaries to support three students since 2018. This year, the Trustees have agreed to support a further three students studying at The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Our third year bursary winners are currently looking for work placements, if you have any contacts who may be able to provide a placement, please let me know.