Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

At Six Degrees we are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially conscious way. Here are our commitments as a business.

Sustainable Business Report 2023

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is so important to us at Six Degrees – providing equity of opportunity to all our people and creating avenues, resources and support to help every individual bring their truest self to work – so that they can grow, thrive, succeed, and inspire others.

ENEI TIDE Silver Standard 2023

We have been awarded the Silver Standard by the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), the leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion in the workplace.

Disability Confident Committed

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer, and we support the Department for Work & Pensions’ scheme to show that we recognise the value that disabled people can bring to our business.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

We have a robust diversity and inclusion policy, which we continually review to ensure we are doing the best we can to deliver true equity throughout our business.

Gender Pay Statement and Commitment

We continue to aim to challenge ourselves as a business with the attraction of diverse talent and increase our female representation. You can check out our latest Gender Pay Gap Report here.

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360 Team

Our 360 Team exists to make Six Degrees a brilliant place to work. Through regular events, surveys, and two-way dialogue with the business, it aims to understand and deliver on what our people are really asking for.

Our Commitments

Disability Confident Committed

ENEI TIDE Silver Standard 2023

Macmillan Cancer Support

Newsweek Most Loved Workplaces

Most Loved Workspaces Certified

Employee Wellbeing

We want all of our people to benefit from employee wellbeing, and that’s why we place it at the core of our everyday business.

Most Loved Workplaces

Six Degrees was ranked among the top 100 UK companies recognised for employee sentiment and satisfaction. 

Enhanced Family Friendly Entitlements

By maintaining Family Friendly Entitlements, we want to reward our long-standing staff; harnessing a flexible culture and ensuring all our people have a healthy work-life balance.

Menopause Leave

We offer up to five days of paid Menopause Leave per annum to support any employees experiencing menopausal symptoms that are significantly impacting their ability to effectively carry out the duties of their role.

Employee Wellbeing Representatives

We have a number of Employee Wellbeing Representatives who support our people every day.

Company Wellbeing Guidelines

Our Company Wellbeing Guidelines are in place to help our employees with maintaining a healthy work life balance.

Wellbeing Events Throughout the Year

We carry out a Wellbeing Week and regular wellbeing webinars that cover topics including suicide awareness, financial wellbeing webinars, and stress awareness.

Agile and Flexible Working Policies

We are committed to maintaining agile and flexible working policies, providing our employees with the best possible work like balance.

Rewards, Benefits and Recognition

We want our employees to be recognised and rewarded for succeeding at Six Degrees. Our rewards, benefits and recognition initiatives form an important element of our commitment to operating in a manner that promotes social value.

Real Living Wage Employer

We are a Real Living Wage Employer. By paying the real Living Wage, we are voluntarily taking a stand to ensure our employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on.

Equal Pay

In line with our commitments to equal pay, we closely monitor pay increases and ensure that there is parity between men and women over time, in terms of pound and percentage increases, awarded to men and women as a proportion of our workforce.

Above and Beyond Scheme

Our Above and Beyond scheme rewards individual performance and contributions, and winners are announced at each of our monthly company all hands sessions.

Pay Reviews

We operate a regular pay reviews to ensure all our employees are fairly rewarded for their contributions.

Environmental Awareness Benefits

We actively promote environmentally friendly initiatives, such as Ecologi for carbon offsetting and the Too Good To Go app to help reduce food waste.

Cycle to Work Scheme

By offering the Cycle to Work scheme as a benefit to our employees, we reduce the environmental impact of commuting to our office space.

Learning and Development

Learning and development is essential to our success as a business, and we are serious about putting people in a position to succeed.

Graduate Scheme

Through our graduate scheme we have given many people their first starts in industry – often to great success.

Internal Progression

We are committed to internal progression, and we are able to share an impressive number of internal promotions at each of our monthly company all hands sessions.

Apprentices and Training

We offer apprenticeships and training both at Six Degrees and with organisations we can support in the local area.

Learning and Beyond and Professional Qualification

Our employees have access to a unique Leaning and Beyond portal, and we sponsor many to take on professional qualifications.

Our Environmental Impact

Our commitment to be Net Zero by 2050.

At Six Degrees we are aware of our impact on the planet, and we have committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050 at the latest.

In order to progress towards Net Zero, we have set carbon reduction targets for the 7-year period to 2030. During this time, targets will be set for the remaining period to ensure Net Zero will be achieved by our target date.

Women in Technology

We have an active Women in Tech group that is committed to championing the cause of women working in STEM.

At Six Degrees, our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is more than just lip service. We genuinely believe that everything we are able to achieve has been made possible by the invaluable contributions of women in the field of technology – their expertise, their innovation, and their diverse perspectives.

“The women I have worked with over the years have inspired me hugely, and I firmly believe that they have played a major role in my success. We can help inspire each other to be stronger, whether that is through informal mentoring or being part of Women in Tech initiatives. Of course, men have an important part to play, too, in bringing about equality – from finding out how they can best support Women in Tech initiatives to changing the ‘tech bro’ workplace culture into an inclusive one that embraces diversity.”

Caroline Mantle Strategic Alliance Manager and Co-Chair of Women in Tech Network

Charity

Macmillan Cancer Support

We work with Macmillan Cancer Support, raising money to help them to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer

Volunteering Leave

We offer employees up to one day of paid volunteering leave to support local communities and registered charitable initiatives of their choice.