Our CSR Programme We take our responsibility as a business seriously and we are committed to supporting our environment, our people and the communities in which we operate across the UK, South Africa and Australia. Read More

Our environment

Our aim is to be carbon neutral before the end of 2030. We are looking at the way we operate and dispose of our waste so we can achieve our goal. We are also introducing new initiatives such as Treedom.

Treedom

In partnership with environmental charity Treedom, 1000 trees will be planted each year by farmers in Tanzania, Ecuador or Madagascar, with the aim of helping Sigma to become carbon neutral while celebrating colleagues who complete their probationary period.

As part of the initiative, new Sigma staff in SA, the UK and Australia will be given a virtual tree to plant in the Sigma Forest. From the nursery to the transplanting and geolocation, the gift recipient of each tree will receive a clear account of the project activities from the beginning and will always be updated on what is achieved thanks to their commitment

Our people

With a diverse workforce in three countries, we want to ensure that everyone has a voice in Sigma. 

Sigma Women

Committed to gender diversity, we strive to provide an environment where women feel understood and respected as professionals and individuals.

Sigma has launched a global company-wide initiative, Sigma Women, which ensures the promotion of gender equality.

Our community

All employees will have 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 will be allocated between the applications received each quarter.

Additionally, all employees can make a personal £2 donation direct from their salaries to the nominated Sigma charity which this year is Birmingham Children’s Hospital and any other fundraising events through the year will go to the same chosen charity.
Ensuring the staff and learners at Fairmont Secondary in South Africa are kept safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, Sigma donated personal protective equipment including facemasks, face shields, soap and 50 litres of surface cleaner.

With the school receiving limited funding from government, we were able to aid in their efforts to achieve their educational goals.
In partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet), Birmingham City Council and Jobcentre Plus, Sigma has been able to provide over 1,000 unemployed people in the UK with the opportunity to upskill, retrain and secure full-time employment. Over 800 people coming through this programme were employed by Sigma.

Funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority, the programme gives individuals the chance to learn new skills for free and have the opportunity to join Sigma during a period of phenomenal growth.
Signing up to the UK government’s Kickstart scheme, Sigma has created job placements for young people whose career prospects have been damaged by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have committed to take on 15 new workers between the ages of 16 and 24 for six-month placements within the company's support services and call centre teams, providing training and development.
Providing alternatives for individuals who can't afford university fees, we hire apprentices.

This programme, in association with Birmingham Metropolitan College, enables people to train on the job.
In partnership with Suited for Success, we help people return to work in the UK by offering employment skills workshops and assisting with application advice.

By helping unemployed men and women with the interview process, and providing suitable clothing, we are able to give them the confidence they need to make a positive first impression.
Addressing youth unemployment in SA, Sigma has partnered with Shadow Careers to provide permanent employment opportunities for the excluded Youth.

We have built a lasting relationship and work in collaboration with our Shadow partners to ensure all delegates are fully equipped and embedded in the Sigma culture before they complete their 12-week work readiness programme.

We look forward to welcoming many more Shadow Groups in the future.