Contributing to the local communities we work within is an important aspect of the SQS way of working.

We recognise the importance of great customer care and in ensuring we undertake our work activities to minimise disruption and enables the speedy restoration of vital services.

We strongly believe in giving back to the local community and support various local charities and initiatives.

Our apprenticeship scheme seeks to help develop young people who live in the local areas surrounding our depots. You can read more about working for SQS in our Careers section.

Josh Hanson Trust

Our employees are at the heart of the SQS community ethos. We actively support many charities and causes that are important to our employees and the communities where they live and work.

We are proud to be sponsors of the Josh Hanson Memorial Football Tournament and Family Fun Day.

This annual event is organised by the Josh Hanson Trust to raise awareness of knife crime and prevention. Josh was an SQS employee who was tragically murdered in an unprovoked knife attack in 2015.

Ricky Road Run

SQS have been long term supporters of this charity event now in its 34th year. The annual 10 mile run around Chorleywood & Rickmansworth provides a great challenge to runners of all abilities.

Each year the race raises money for three charities: WaterAid, KitAid and a third chosen every year from a locally based worthwhile cause.

Community Development in Africa

In addition to local causes, SQS are also proud to support community development projects in the developing world.

This includes the construction of a vocational skills centre in the Gambia, the building of new classrooms for a primary school in rural Uganda and the provision of household rainwater harvesting and solar lighting.

Over a ten year period SQS have helped raise a total of £120,000 through the CDA ‘Alternative Ascot’ race nights held each year in Hertfordshire.

The health, education and community projects supported have made a lasting impact on the life chances of numerous families and individuals in Africa.

“You are not just re-building a school, you are re-building the hopes of an entire community”

Vincent Munyosi – Mbale Partnership in Development, Uganda