Corporate Social Responsibility

STS Defence is a UK based technology and engineering company, specialising in mission-critical communications, electronics and intelligent systems.

We are committed to having a positive impact on society while fulfilling our responsibilities to our customers, our community, our employees and the environment in a sustainable, ethical manner.

STS Defence building

Everything we do centres around our core values:

  • Customer focus – We develop strong relationships with a clear understanding of our customers’ needs that enable us to go above and beyond.  We value reliability and dependability in our customer delivery as well as being adaptable and innovative.
  • Empowerment – We empower our staff and teams to be accountable and responsible to complete the job to the best level of quality, time and cost.  We value a disciplined environment with honesty and transparency as well as loyalty and integrity.
  • Development – Our workforce develops through experience, teamwork and training. We value diversity, openness, equality, respect and passion.
Satellite engineer

We promote a workplace where everyone feels equally valued, respected and included, regardless of who they are, and where everyone has the same opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and tolerant culture.

Within every facet of our organisation, and throughout our supply chain, we emphasise intolerance to corrupt practices and expect everyone to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, protect and value human rights, and enforce effective systems and controls to prohibit modern slavery and human trafficking.

Underpinning all we do is a quality-driven, safety-first ethos. STS Defence is approved to AS9100D, ISO9001:2015 and OHSAS18001:2007 and we hold ISO14001:2015 accreditation for environmental management.  We continually monitor and improve the environmental impact of our activities, products and services.

Engineer at bench

Situated in Gosport in Hampshire, overlooking the historic naval base at Portsmouth, we are proud to employ a large number of individuals who have served in our Armed Forces and we support active Reservists and Cadet Force adult volunteers within our team. We proudly signed the Armed Forces Covenant to recognise the contributions that they make both to the business and to the local community.

Navy homecoming

We have active apprentice and graduate development schemes with close links to local colleges and, in particular, the University of Portsmouth. These links range from day release training for our apprentices and graduates, management development courses for our teams, shared research, and providing our specialists as visiting lecturers for specialised subjects such as nuclear physics.  We also welcome local students on work experience placements and support local STEM career initiatives.

As a prominent, long-established employer within our community, we are actively engaged with local government in regeneration schemes, we support local charities and seek, whenever possible, to employ local suppliers and sub-contractors.

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