Our community

Engaging and supporting our local communities

Through our offices and distribution centres around the world we have strong links with our local communities.

We actively support engagement with them and our employees feel passionately about supporting the local communities they live in.

We encourage our people to volunteer and take the initiative in supporting national and local charities. We support a multi-level approach to these activities that includes provision of time and expertise, employee-led fund raising, direct donations, corporate matching of donations, and donations of stock.

Across the world our employees invest their time and money to raise funds for valuable causes, from disaster and cancer charities to community youth projects.

Some examples of these initiatives include:

  • Our UK business's call centre supporting the Comic Relief and Sport Relief charities as part of the donation network across the country.
  • Our Allied business in the United States actively supporting United Way, an organisation dedicated to improving education, income and health in communities across the country.
  • Employees in Poland donating gifts to children at an orphanage in Warsaw.
  • RS France supporting students who competed in the Lumen rally to raise funds for Enfants du Desert.
  • Employees in South Africa raising funds for the charity Ohubeka to purchase bicycles to help children travel to school.

RS Live

We have a particular focus on inspiring young people and influencing the uptake of engineering. RS Live is our impressive 35-tonne mobile experience that has been showcasing innovation to customers, academic institutions and local communities across Northern and Central Europe.

Through a series of interactive display zones highlighting the whole range of engineering disciplines, the aim of RS Live is to bring engineering and technology to everyone, and to encourage the next generation of engineers.

Engineering Around Us

RS Components is profiled in the IET and ITN Productions news-style programme.


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