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17 October, 2019 - 11:04 By Kate Sweeney

Stantec engineers community improvements

Wicken Fen stantec staff

Cambridge engineering consultant Stantec is subsidising staff to help causes that boost UK communities.

It is part of a global initiative by the Canadian-owned internationally operating business.

Now in its seventh year the ‘Stantec in the Community’ venture is seeing  teams around the world support organisations that make a difference in their local environments.

Each employee can take company-paid time to volunteer for causes that will have a positive impact for good.

The venture gives the designers, engineers, scientists, project managers and everyone else who works at Stantec, the chance to support schemes they care about.

This year the company has aimed to increase its efforts to support inclusion and diversity. The Cambridge team has this year worked with Cambridge City Foodbank and the National Trust at Wicken Fen.

Two teams helped at the Foodbank, one group packing hampers at the warehouse and a group helping with a stocktake at Fairbite, the foodbank’s shop located in Arbury.

The team working at Wicken Fen helped with important environmental conservation and accessibility work to a planned new community facility.

Ajay Tegala, NT Wicken Fen Ranger said: “Stantec has been a great help here at Wicken Fen. For two consecutive years, they have assisted with conservation and practical work on the reserve that creates new habitats and improves accessibility to our visitors.”

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