Corporate & Social Responsibility

Surfachem and the 2M Group of Companies have an established commitment towards corporate and social responsibility. Our primary focus is to help make career opportunities within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) accessible to the next generation of business and industry.

Our corporate and social responsibility highlights:

  • 2016 saw a record number of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering graduates recruited into the 2M Group of Companies.
  • In 2017 the Chemical Business Association commended 2M’s STEM program which engaged 550 young people as an ‘outstanding contribution’ to the community.
  • In 2017 Surfachem began supporting the Prince’s Trust.
  • In 2018 Surfachem’s STEM Ambassadors supported the Bradford Science Festival

Alongside STEM activities we are actively making our business more sustainable. In the past year through efficiency optimisations we’ve reduced electricity usage at our distribution centre by 31%, and carbon dioxide emissions by 6%.

People watching 2M academy STEM training presentation


Our STEM Initiative works with young people, promoting the career opportunties within science based industries.

How we promote chemistry and science

  • 12 of Surfachem’s employees are STEM ambassadors.
  • We employ science graduates providing their first opportunity within the chemical industry.
  • Surfachem offer a ‘year in industry’ and summer work placements at our Head Office & Innovation Laboratory to science students.
The Surfachem team doing a chemistry demonstration at the Bradford Science Festival

2M Academy

The 2M Academy is responsible for training current employees acting as an umbrella for talent development.

Mission Statement

To provide learning and development opportunities for all staff across the 2M Group of Companies, using in-house expertise and external resources.


To set the standard for chemical distribution and related industries, through our commitment to the transformative power of education, upskilling and collaboration.

Mottie Kessler MBE giving Future Leaders presentation