Sustainability is at the heart of manufacturing at Michael Smith Switchgear.
We started our journey towards becoming Carbon Neutral in 2018 and achieved our target in 2022.
We offset more than 137 tonnes of CO2e across our Group in 2021 to become certified as Carbon Neutral. We now continue to work to align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
In the process, we have:
Manufacturing businesses must harness the potential of young people if the UK industry is to prosper over coming decades.
To achieve this, Michael Smith Switchgear works to capture the interest of younger generations in careers in the sector.
We participate in a range of activities to demonstrate to school leavers that there is an opportunity for career development in modern manufacturing for young people with the right mindset, soft skills, and behaviours.
Michael Smith Switchgear is a strong supporter of the work of Hope Against Cancer and is a member of its business club.
As well as fundraising activity, we take an active role in the governance of this important research charity’s project work.
Emily Smith chairs its Hopeful Futures Board, which encourages open conversations with the younger people about the importance of new research into early detection, prevention and treatments of cancer.
It works closely with schools, colleges and universities to provide an educational and supportive hub for those directly or indirectly affected by cancer.
Our other charitable projects include:
Emily Smith and Sean Smith support East Midlands Chamber’s Enterprising Women Awards 2023
Michael Smith Switchgear Operations and Finance Director recognised in the The Manufacturer Top 100 list
'Being recognised on a global level for our commitment is a huge honour'