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The Foundation was established in the summer of 2023 to allot grants to charitable organisations nominated by Smiths employees, which align with our purpose of improving our world through smarter engineering. Within that purpose, grants focus on three outcomes:

  • Improving access to quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and skills for underrepresented groups
  • Improving safety and connectedness within communities
  • Improving the environmental sustainability of those communities

Hannah Constantine
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We are proud to take this step honouring and extending Smiths Group’s longstanding commitment to our many communities around the world. Strong communities benefit us all and at Smiths we recognise the practical importance and many rewards of giving back. The Smiths Group Foundation helps increase our impact, deliver on our purpose and create lasting value for all of our stakeholders.

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Hannah Constantine
General Counsel, Corporate & M&A at Smiths Group and Chair of the Smiths Group Foundation
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The Foundation is committed to supporting causes that are nominated by Smiths employees, whose passion is at the core of the Foundation’s work. It is therefore closed to external applications at this time.

Smiths Group is a company with an incredible heritage. We have been in continuous operation now for over 170 years and we have always been a purpose driven company. The mission of our Foundation is central to Smiths Group’s purpose and we have committed an initial £10m of funding, to drive positive impacts for our communities.

At the same time as establishing the Foundation, Smiths broadened its volunteering pro-bono initiatives by globalising its volunteering principles which allow every employee one day of paid volunteering leave each year, providing further opportunities to support causes close to the hearts of our people and bringing Smiths engineering and science excellence to bear.

The Foundation is directed by a committee of Smiths employees who review grant applications and determine how to allocate funds. It is supported by CAF, a globally renowned and highly respected organisation working with donors and charities across the world. Smiths benefits from CAF’s guidance and knowledge of best practice to help create a compelling strategy and robust governance structure, identify those causes where Smiths can make the most impact, assess nominations and applications against fair criteria, and work with recipients to measure the impact of grants.

We intend to report regularly on the grants made by the Foundation and their impact.

Mark Greer
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We are delighted to have helped bring the Smiths Group Foundation to life. The commitment of Smiths Group employees and its leadership to generate impact in the communities where they are present has been clearly demonstrated in our work with them. We hope they set an example which is followed by many other global companies who can play an essential role in addressing the most pressing issues in society.

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Mark Greer
Managing Director for Giving and Impact, Charities Aid Foundation
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Images on this page relate to Smiths Group’s broader volunteering and community outreach, not the Foundation. These examples are sourced from Smiths Interconnect’s ‘Beyond Boundaries’ community outreach programme which includes volunteering at schools, care homes, hospitals, and other community organisations.

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