Achilles UVDB Audit 2021

21 September 2021

Achilles UVDB Audit 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have successfully added the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) Audit to our string of accreditations for the fourth year in a row.

This accreditation demonstrates that LARS Communications is an approved supplier on the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database, the database used by UK-based utilities companies to find proven suppliers. It gives buyers confidence that potential suppliers have been thoroughly pre-qualified and audited by an industry-leading accreditation company.

The Achilles UVDB Audit

Run by Achilles, one of the world’s foremost supplier evaluation organisations, Achilles UVDB Verify is an independent audit of an organisation’s Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) management systems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). By undertaking the assessment process, suppliers and contractors will gain a clear understanding of the industry’s qualification requirements.

The audit itself is a comprehensive, annual audit process and is considered the foremost pre-qualification scheme used by the UK utilities sector to manage risk within the supply chain and to ensure compliance with EU regulations. It is an in-depth, two-day process where LARS Communications’ Management Systems (MSE) and Site Activities (SITE) are put under the microscope.

Our Business Development Manager, Julian Cooper, was delighted with the result, saying; “Successfully retaining our Achilles UVDB accreditation is a huge boost to all involved. Knowing that we have been pre-qualified, as well as audited, by an industry leading organisation, gives buyers confidence. And with hundreds of buyers working across the various UK-based utilities companies using Achilles UVDB to find suitably qualified suppliers, including the likes of the National Grid, Scottish Power and Thames Water, this accreditation will prove invaluable to the team here at LARS Communications.”

Adds Managing Director, Ian Turner; “Being recognised by Achilles demonstrates LARS Communications’ excellence in the utilities sector and will put us in a strong position to further enhance our utilities business. What’s more, it’s further proof of our expertise in this market.

We have always been committed to achieving high compliance standards, continuously assessing our systems and practices. We all work very hard to maintain these high standards and these achievements demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement.”

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