About ADAS

Established 75 years ago, our teams deliver on national and international projects in a wide array of industries and public sector services. We continue to thrive by attracting innovative thinkers into our workforce.

Our strong scientific research skills provide us with a base on which we are able to deliver real solutions for our clients. Our experienced specialist consultants can offer specific, strategic and policy advice, as well as applied R&D.

We have offices throughout England and Wales, with over 400 staff delivering in 60 specialist subjects. Health, environment and quality systems, standards and certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and good laboratory practice, support our work. We are committed to the continual review and improvement of our operating practices and robust corporate governance.

Our relationship with clients and suppliers

We are a client-focused business delivering high quality professional services. We add value to clients’ businesses by providing them with sustainable solutions.

  • Where client requirements appear contrary to environmental and social interests, we actively seek an alternative approach.
  • We will not participate in projects that may be environmentally or socially damaging.
  • Client and supplier feedback is actively encouraged and used to further improve the delivery of our services.
  • We procure goods and services from suppliers who share our principles and can demonstrate a sustainable approach to their own activities.
  • We work with all our suppliers to constantly improve our performance and reduce our carbon footprint. Where we identify unacceptable performance in the supply chain we will instigate urgent remedial action.

The natural environment

We are committed to ensuring that the needs of the natural environment are fully taken into consideration across all of its activities. We seek to help achieve “living within environmental limits”

  • Maintain, and where possible, exceed compliance with current environmental legislation.
  • Anticipate the demands of future policy and regulation.
  • Demonstrate the positive impacts we can bring to bear through our professional advice and services to our client base.
  • Assist clients in developing their own environmental policies leading towards certification to ISO 14001 and reducing their carbon footprint.
  • Inform environmental policies and programmes through our projects with government.
  • Achieve efficient, sustainable use of resources such as water and energy.

Our role in the community

ADAS is committed to an active role in the local communities within which it operates, contributing towards local sustainability.
We also work to support our local communities by:

  • Using local suppliers and local, seasonal produce with a low carbon footprint.
  • Encouraging staff involvement in local charitable organisations, voluntary sector groups and community projects.
  • Developing alliances with local businesses and communities that will be of mutual benefit.
  • Consulting with neighbours on new capital projects.
  • Providing training opportunities/work experience for local school/university leavers.
  • Supporting initiatives that bring together key industries to debate, influence and promote sustainable activities.

Our people and their workplace

We recognise that staff are our most valuable asset and that their integrity, commitment and loyalty is vital to how we conduct our business, and to the long-term success of the company.

  • We aim to be ‘an employer of choice’, attracting and retaining a talented, highly competent and motivated workforce.
  • Staff are actively encouraged to develop skills, knowledge and competencies to help them realise their full potential, resulting in job satisfaction and loyalty to the business.
  • We values, rewards, recognises and promotes people with fairness and equality.
  • We provide a healthy, safe and secure working environment for all employees, visitors and others who may be affected by our working activities.
  • ADAS is committed to addressing possible areas of concern to employees and to continually improving performance as an employer.
  • Employees conduct business in an honest, fair and professional manner.
  • We will not be involved in any business initiative or project where there are suspicions of bribery, corruption, unlawful or anti-competitive practices.


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