Since inception, LTS International and its subsidiary companies (hereafter “LTS”) have been governed by core values. They shape the culture and define the character of the group of companies. They guide how we behave and what decisions we take.
LTS works on some of the planet’s most important global challenges and we are a values-driven company, helping to design and run projects that make the world a better place. Our purpose is to leave a positive footprint on the world, helping to improve people’s lives and reduce inequalities on a sustainably healthy planet. Our values are implicit in everything we do and are applied at all stages throughout the project cycle, from selecting opportunities for which to bid to selecting our partners to building local project teams to our work in monitoring and evaluating projects.
Our three values feed into each other, and inform the way we work.
Do the right thing
We believe that as a company we have moral obligations as well as commercial ones. We have strong ethics and always aim to work for good. The sustainability of our business and positive social and environmental impacts are more important to us than maximising profits in the short-term. Above all, we treat others in the same manner we hoped to be treated with honesty, fairness, integrity and reliability.
We place technical excellence at the heart of our business. Our success is always a result of our good teamwork – everyone contributes to excellence. This means we do good work well, we add value to our clients, and we strive to be useful. We make excellence a habit, and we aim for continual improvement We learn from our experiences and aim to continuously improve. We want to do the best job possible and innovate where appropriate.
We are committed to making all our work count. Our company operates inclusively and, empowered by and supportive culture, we get stuck in and take ownership of our own work. Our open and inclusive nature of operating means we all feel part of something that we want to contribute to. We proactively contribute and support our team-mates to achieve shared
UN Global Compact
Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.
Alongside NIRAS Group, we support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in everything we do. We have been a participant of the UN Global Compact since 2017, and we subscribe to its ten principles (covering human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption). Our related policies can be found here and our reporting on progress against the Compact is here.