Our Commitment to Corporate Responsibility
Along with many of our customers and partners, Applied Industrial Systems shares the belief that along with achieving commercial excellence, companies should strive to do good in their communities too. We may be a smaller company in comparison with the major contractors and technology partners we work with, but our responsibility and desire to contribute towards improving society is equally significant.
AIS in the community
Here are some of the initiatives we’ve supported recently.
About Being – Stroke Recovery Dance Therapy
The construction industry is known for its fast-paced and stressful working conditions. Many of us have first hand experience of the long term health impacts this can have on individuals. Although it is regarded as a physically active profession, the risk of strokes and developing a chronic heart condition among professionals in the sector is becoming increasingly common.
One of the initiatives AIS has been supporting is About Being, a specialist dance and movement project designed for stroke survivors and their carers, which is being operated in partnership with Cumbria University. Here, AIS provides financial support to enable this unique programme to become sustainable and offer stroke sufferers the opportunity to re-gain autonomy and agency through movement.
FIRST Tech Robotics Challenge
Inspiring all young people and especially girls, to study STEM subjects and pursue a career in technology, is something we are very passionate about at AIS, so we were thrilled when the opportunity to work with Cheadle Hulme High School arose.
We helped a team of Year 9 and 10 engineering students design and develop a working robot which made it onto BBC News!