UK Electrical Achieves EcoVadis Silver Status

UK Electrical are proud to have been awarded the EcoVadis silver medal for sustainability.Our rating of silver puts UK Electrical in the top 25% of the 85,000+ rated companies worldwide.

This certification confirms and supports our ongoing focus and commitment to sustainability and ethics and places us in the top 12% companies rated by EcoVadis in the electrical, plumbing and other construction installation activities industry. This means we more than qualify as a reputable commercial electrical installation service provider for our existing and prospective clients who value their own CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) as well as their suppliers’.

It’s becoming increasingly important, if not entirely necessary, that larger construction firms and retailers use reputable and accredited contractors as part of their own CSR policy.In the electrical and construction industry sector our EcoVadis rating places us:

  • Overall top 12%
  • Ethics top 6%
  • Sustainable procurement top 17%
  • Environment top 21%

What is EcoVadis?

EcoVadis is the world’s leading provider of business sustainability ratings, based on international sustainability standards that include the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000.

Evaluations are made on social, ethical and environmental impacts. Companies are assessed on 21 CSR criteria across 4 main pillars:

Pillar 1: Environment

Operations

  • Energy consumption & Greenhouse gases
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Local & Accidental Pollution

Products

  • Product use
  • Product End-of-Life
  • Customer Health & Safety
  • Environmental Services & Advocacy

Pillar 2: Labour and human rights

Human Resources

  • Employee Health & Safety
  • Working Conditions
  • Social Dialogue
  • Career Management & Training

Human Rights

  • Child Labour, Forced Labour & Human Trafficking
  • Diversity, Discrimination & Harassment
  • External Stakeholder Human Rights

Pillar 3: Ethics

  • Corruption
  • Anti Competitive Prices
  • Responsible Information Management

Pillar 4: Sustainable procurement

  • Supplier Environmental Practices
  • Supplier Social Practices

What is the evaluation process?

The sustainability evaluation is organised into four stages:

1: Registration

This administrative stage is focused on determining the nature of our business and how to categorise its operations ahead of further assessment.  We also have our credentials verified for integrity.

2: Questionnaire

The information provided during the registration process is used by EcoVadis to create a bespoke questionnaire for each company based on industry sector, size and country of operation. The comprehensive questionnaire must be complete with supporting documentation and evidence before submitting to EcoVadis for analysis.

3: Expert Analysis

Once the questionnaire has been completed and submitted, EcoVadis appoint an expert to analyse the answers and evidence provided. The responses and supporting documents are then graded in relation to the EcoVadis criteria.

4: Results

Once all the answers have been analyzed, the results are published and the company is informed of the outcome. This is presented as a scorecard broken down into the following areas:

  • Overall score with the average industry score (black mark on diagram);
  • Scores across the four sustainability themes and average industry score per theme;
  • Each pillar’s weight (from 1 to 4)

In addition to the main scorecard, a detailed scorecard for each sustainability pillar is provided, where company strengths & improvement areas are highlighted.

We are delighted to have achieved a silver rating from EcoVadis for our commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Not only does it reflect our vision and values as a company but also places us among the top companies in the world.

A lot of our clients ask about an EcoVadis rating as sustainability becomes a more important factor in who to partner with. It helps us to connect and align with like-minded companies with a commitment to positive change.

We have an action plan in place for the ongoing improvement of our sustainability performance and are going to be working hard towards a Gold Medal recognition next year.

We recognise that sustainability intelligence influences the business decisions made by our customers and we want to make it easy to choose UK Electrical as your trading partner.

DEBBIE FELLOWS | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

You can view a PDF copy of our EcoVadis silver certification here.

If you’d like to discuss your project and explore how it would benefit from our sustainable and ethical approach we’d love to have that conversation.

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