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19 April 2023

Pioneers of progress - move to new office location with zero fossil-fuel usage supports Smiths Group’s ESG commitments

LONDON 19 April, 2023: Smiths Group plc (‘Smiths Group’), the industrial technology business improving our world through smarter engineering, announces that it is relocating its global headquarters at the end of 2023. Smiths Group is moving to a new London HQ at Arbor, a newly completed building on the Bankside Yards estate in Southwark, London.

The new location supports Smiths Group’s ambitious plans as the company continues to capitalise on its three strategic priorities of accelerating growth, strengthening execution, and empowering its people. The flexible and smart workspace will enable enhanced collaboration and teamwork, supporting its reinvigorated culture with high-quality technology.

The choice to move to a building with strong environmental credentials reflects the Group’s own net zero ambitions and sustainability priorities. Smiths Group has committed to delivering Net Zero emissions from scope 1 and 2 operations by 2040, and Net Zero Scope 3 supply chain and product emissions by 2050.

Vera Parker (formerly Kirikova), Chief People Officer at Smiths Group, said: “At Smiths, a key priority is to promote collaboration, teamwork and an inclusive and high performing culture for our people. As we look to a bright future of sustained growth and opportunity, this location move is a step towards achieving this goal.”

Smiths Group is a global company with a presence in more than 50 countries worldwide. The UK is home to the Group’s global headquarters and the company has been operating here for the last 172 years.

The UK makes a significant contribution to Smiths Group’s culture, history and talent base. It has high-tech industrial technology capabilities in the UK including manufacturing dry gas seals in Slough; connector components for satellites in Dundee; chemical detection equipment in Hemel Hempstead; and flexible, corrugated stainless steel tubing used in residential properties to convey natural gas in Merthyr Tydfil.

 

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