Integrity means distinguishing right from wrong and doing the right thing the first time and every time. We represent our capabilities honestly. We observe appropriate confidentiality of client information. We do not misrepresent our purposes in seeking information. We only make promises we can keep, take the time to consider our actions and ask whether this is the right thing to do and not the best thing to do.
We are proud to be part of a team of brilliant people - our firm's most prized asset. We respect the capacity and desire for personal growth, as well as the talents and beliefs of clients, colleagues, alumni, recruits, and all other people we meet in the course of our work. Regardless of position, we treat people with consideration. We value ideas on their merit, not the tenure or status of their source. We recognize that respect requires both truthfulness and empathy. We deal with one another in an open and honest way. We encourage constructive criticism. We reward performance and contribution consistent with our values. We utilize transparent decision-making processes. We lead by example.
We measure our success by our client's success. We make all of our resources available to our clients and commit ourselves wholeheartedly to their success. We seek to identify our client's real needs, not just deliver good work. In trade-offs between STS's and a client's interest, the client comes first.
We seek to have a positive and lasting impact beyond the business domain. We believe we can make the world a better place both directly through our client work and through our efforts. We seek to pursue progressive policies in every culture where we provide services. We donate a portion of our time and resources to community and institutions. As world populations and markets continue to grow, ensuring the sustainability of ourworld is a fundamental responsibility of all. At STS, we will share our intellectual capital on sustainability openly and take steps as a firm to minimize our own impact on the environment.
We start with the perspective that the goal is not simply to apply best practice but to invent it and improve upon it with every transaction. Each client is unique, and there is seldom only one solution. We believe that breakthrough ideas often result from the work of teams seeking to creatively solve real client challenges. We seek to extend the art and science of management by generalizing from our experience.