The recognition and support of the local communities in which ODE’s offices are based is fundamental to the sustainability of our business.
In turn, ODE is committed to supporting the local supply chain wherever we are operating. ODE is fully committed to a number of community initiatives as well as providing support and encouragement to personnel engaged in a range of charity, welfare and environmental activities.
For example, ODE supports local charities and community organisations including the police and RNLI, in particular through donations towards the upkeep of the Caister lifeboat, near our Great Yarmouth offices.
We also seek direct relationships with local universities and centres of higher education in order to provide opportunities to employ locally based engineers and technicians.
ODE operates a regional office in Cairo, Egypt with local representatives / partnerships in Tunisia, Libya, Sudan and Iraq. Wherever possible, we employ local engineers and commit to investing in training which includes periods of induction at ODE’s UK engineering centres. Wherever we are operating, ODE has local staff directly and actively engaged in our work providing liaison with the local community and government organisations.