SsangYong Motor UK Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate and social responsibility is a way for us to benefit our stakeholders and communities through voluntary environmental and social activities, regardless of ethnicity, age, and gender. Our mission is to establish targets, commitments, build community partnerships, improve supplier codes of conduct, and engage stakeholders to improve the social and environmental responsibility for all of our stakeholders. Our mantra is "SsangYong - Exceeding expectations by working transparently, and delivering value solutions."

"We ensure fair treatment across all employees, customers and stakeholders regardless of age, race, culture, or sexual orientation. We promote positive treatment of all employees including favorable pay and benefits in excess of mandated minimums. This includes fair employment consideration for all individuals regardless of personal differences. We look at expansion of vendor use to utilise different suppliers of different races, genders, ages, or economic statuses. We encourage honest disclosure of operating concerns to our parent company in a timely and respectful manner."


We encourage our employees to be confident in their ideas and try new things in the workplace. There are a variety of supports available, including equal chances, a diverse range of options, and high-efficiency smartwork. Our onboarding process for new employees is step-by-step guide to understand SsangYong Motor UK's value chain and strengthen motor industry expertise expertise - the focus is on orientation and understanding SsangYong Motor UK's "Driving forwards together" values.


Our company is dedicated to protecting human rights. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and will abide by all fair labour practices. We’ll ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights in any country (e.g. modern slavery). We ensure that we don't risk the health and safety of our employees and community and support diversity and inclusion. Modern Slavery Statement.


The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011, the living wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 300,000 people and put over £1.6 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

“As an organisation, we are passionate that all colleagues are paid fairly. We value the contribution of all individuals at SsangYong Motor UK, and our salary and rewards packages are one way that we demonstrate this. We are delighted to be a recognised Living Wage employer, joining other companies with the same ethical approach to fair pay.” - Laura Jenkins, HR Manager SsangYong Motor UK



SsangYong Motor UK fosters talent who can create new customer-centered values and businesses based on job expertise. We support continuous and voluntary participation according to the content and methods desired by employees such as online content development, and external education.



SsangYong Motor UK runs a national Technician Apprenticeship Programme, to develope technicians of the future. The programme is designed to deliver blended learning pathways providing apprentices with future technical skills experience, expertise and hands-on tuition from directly within the automotive industry, while also enabling them to earn as they learn. It's been specifically designed to maximise on-the-job training whilst minimising time away from the KGM dealership. Apprenticeships form an important part of the motor industry, and training a new generation of skilled workers is imperative. 




SsangYong Motor UK has a set corporate social responsibility initiatives to help fulfill its social responsibilities in the local community. Our company preserves a budget to make monetary donations with the aim to advance education, community events and alleviate those in need. It's parent company, the Bassadone Automotive Group donates £100,000 each year to support local charities. The company supports various causes, including education, health care and disaster relief. In 2023, the Group sponsored the installation of its 20th water well in Sierra Leone.

In addition to these donations, the Group has established The George AC Bassadone Scholarship, which gives a valuable opportunity for students from developing countries to pursue a world-class education and study Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH) degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The scholarship provides financial support and allows students to focus on their studies without worrying about financial constraints.


Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER) refers to the duty of the company not to indulge in activities that may damage the natural environment in any manner. SsangYong Motor UK is adoping sustainability models that will help ensure availability of resources for the future.  Whilst this is a work in progress, we focus on activities as the infrastructure creation for our CER programme such as drinking water supply, sanitisation, skill development, recycling, packaging, electrification including solar power and BEV charging infratructure,  and waste management solutions.

"Our company will proactively protect the environment. Examples of relevant activities include: Recycling, conserving energy, using environmentally-friendly technologies. We will take all reasonable steps to manage our operations so as to minimise our environmental impact and  to promote good environmental practice. We will set and follow high standards in energy efficiency and safety. We will continue to promote responsible and sustainable methods of energy efficiency; and review regularly our business practices and performance to identify how we can improve our energy efficiency, minimise packaging and reduce water usage, waste disposal and emissions."