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A Closer Look at DriveWorks’ ESG Commitments

At DriveWorks, we are committed to conducting our business in a sustainable and responsible manner and doing the right thing.

We firmly believe in the principles of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and have made significant efforts to integrate them into our operations since we started our business in 2001.

This blog post looks at the key aspects of DriveWorks’ Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments, highlighting our efforts to contribute to a sustainable planet, foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, and make a positive impact on our local community.

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Investing in Talent, Networking & Learning Initiatives: A Path to Sustainable Success

At DriveWorks we invest in talent through internships and graduate schemes, offering real-world experience and structured development programs. Our commitment to knowledge is evident in our focus on continuous learning, development, and accreditations for everyone in the DriveWorks team.

We value the importance of sharing knowledge, in our team, and with our community.This includes our program of webinars, our annual DriveWorks World event, online learning courses for the DriveWorks community, quarterly DriveWorks Drivers meetings and weekly DriveWorks team knowledge sharing sessions.

We are also proud to actively contribute to our wider local community.Supporting STEM initiatives, networking, and learning, we collaborate with local schools, colleges and universities. Locally, DriveWorks is an active member of organizations like theCheshire & Warrington Growth Hub, and the Warrington Business Exchange.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing: Nurturing a Motivated Team

We recognize that a motivated and diverse team is crucial to long-term success. DriveWorks actively promotes diversity and inclusion, creating an environment where people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives feel welcomed.

Prioritizing physical and mental health, we provide opportunities for professional development, growth, and a healthy work-life balance.

Our commitment to wellbeing is not limited to the DriveWorks team but also extends to supporting local causes and charities.

Environmental Stewardship: Leveraging Automation for a Greener Tomorrow

At the core of DriveWorks’ ESG initiatives is our commitment to minimizing ecological impact. We focus on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, advocating responsible product design, and actively participating in waste reduction efforts. We take a data-driven approach to identify areas for improvement and set clear environmental goals, ensuring our continuous progression.

Evolution and Structure of Success: A Journey Beyond Innovation

We have evolved into a leading automation business, recognized for our innovative design automation software, 3D product configurator and CPQ solutions. Achieving milestones like becoming a SOLIDWORKS速 Gold Partner and winning the Queens Awards for Innovation and International Trade, we have continuously invested in the DriveWorks team, earning Investors in People recognition.

Future Commitments: Community Focus & Doing The Right Thing

Looking ahead, we want to focus on our immediate local community with initiatives including the planting of homegrown acorns on our office site at Laskey Farm in Warrington, charity fundraising, and community outreach. We will expand on our ESG Policy, informed by our achievements and the data we have gathered.

As we continue to drive positive change, we invite others to join us in our ongoing commitment to doing the right thing.

Incorporating ESG into your business

Adopting ESG principles and developing an ESG strategy is moving up the business agenda for many organizations.
This article includes some helpful insight on how to integrate ESG into your business strategy.