Steer values all efforts to positively add social value by contributing to the long-term wellbeing and resilience of individuals, communities and society in general. Our focus on social value can be categorised into four key themes:

  • Jobs, skills and employment.
  • Healthier, safer and more resilient communities.
  • Cleaner, greener and sustainable environmental solutions.
  • Economic and social innovation.

Not only do we actively encourage our employees to engage in activities that address these four themes, we also advise clients on projects that ultimately aim to have a positive social value effect.

In support of adding social value, employees benefit from five days of volunteering leave each year, plus we have a donation-matching initiative available for those who undertake fundraising activity.

Across the globe, our employees have been involved in charitable and volunteering projects of social value, such as:

  • Preparing meals for homeless people in San Diego with the Urban Angels charity.
  • Volunteering at St. Francis House in Boston, the largest day shelter in Massachusetts.
  • Teaching children as part of a social support project for PANN Foundation in Bogotá.
  • Collecting rubbish in Vancouver as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up.
  • Educating Londoners on health and environmental effects on Anti-Idling Action Day.
  • Generating funding for new affordable housing for Habitat for Humanity.
  • Supporting the elderly at the North London Cares social club to tackle loneliness.

We have undertaken hundreds of projects that address social value issues in some form, a small snapshot of client projects includes:

The team volunteering at Urban Angels
Our San Diego team helping to prepare and serve meals at Urban Angels.
Himalayan Balsam Bashing in Leeds 2021
Himalayan Balsam Bashing in Leeds 2021
The team volunteering at Saint Francis House
The team helped to prepare meals at St. Francis House day shelter in Boston.
Net Zero Great British Beach Clean 2021
Great British Beach Clean 2021, part of Steer Net Zero activities
Steer team at a beach clean
Some of our London team cleaning Shoeburyness beach
The team volunteering at Habitat for Humanity
Learning how to use power tools while volunteering at Habitat for Humanity!
 Steer Sustainable Transport team clearing meadow grass in Burgess Park, London.
Sustainable Transport team clearing meadow grass in Burgess Park, London.
The team volunteering at the Great Canadian Shoreline clean up
Showing off their haul at the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up.

We are Steer

Yes, you are in the right place. After 40 years, we have changed our name from Steer Davies Gleave to mark our growing international footprint and our expanding portfolio into markets beyond transportation.

Explore our new website to learn more about Steer: who we are, how we work and what our future holds.