The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (UNSDGs) act as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, with a view of addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. For businesses, strong corporate governance plays a vital role in this agenda, which is something that Speedy are committed to.
As ESG continues to grow in executive mindshare and compliance importance, it’s critical to keep good governance practices as a focal point and executive priority. With stakeholder demands increasing for strong governance practices; regulators, and customers seek companies that demonstrate sound financial decision-making and business performance whilst contributing more positively to the environment and society; additionally, ESG governance also places a key role in voluntary and mandatory ESG reporting and public disclosure.
Our strong controls and leadership within ESG Governance ensure that our sustainability efforts continue to meet current and emerging legal and compliance requirements. Speedy regularly reviews internal and external ESG risks through respected independent frameworks such as TCFD (Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosure), which determine strategies to reduce risk(s), and put preventative and adaptive measures in place to manage these accordingly and undertake Legal Horizon Scanning biannually which is briefed to the business.
To validate our performance, we are the first UK hire company to publicly commit to adopting science-based targets to achieve Net-Zero carbon emission by 2040 in line with science and government policy, further enhancing our accountability focused leadership in sustainability.
Speedy’s Net- Zero carbon targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the global gold standard for Net-Zero.
The SBTi has approved:
1) Our near-term targets to reduce our carbon emissions across our vehicle fleet and property estate by 50% and our supply chain by 42% by 2030.
2) Our long-term target to reduce our carbon emissions by at least 90% across our vehicle fleet, property estate and our supply to achieve Net-Zero by 2040.
Speedy is now the first in UK Hire to have its Net-Zero targets validated to the most ambitious designation available through the SBTi process!
We have been awarded "ISS ESG Prime Status" as an ESG leader in Support Services. This is awarded to companies with an ESG performance above the sector-specific Prime threshold, which means we are fulfilling ambitious absolute performance requirements.
We strive to maintain high standards, reporting with accuracy and transparency and maintaining compliance with the laws, rules and regulations that govern our business, which is also of key importance to us as a publicly listed company.
Speedy has been awarded Gold by Ecovadis, placing us amongst the top 5 percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis, in addition to scoring an A- under the Carbon Disclosure Programme.
Speedy are participating in the UN Global Compact initiative.
Our business has robust governance controls and processes in place covering structure and oversight, code of conduct, reporting and the integrity and security of systems. Our GHG data is externally verified and audited by Hydrock. The lead verifier who undertook this work has gone through training of ISO14064-3 (certificate was provided to Speedy within the verification pack) and under a 3 stage process consistent with ISO17025. This enables us to make effective decisions, comply with relevant law, rules and regulations whilst meeting the needs of our external stakeholders. We also believe in promoting equality and diversity within the workforce and we work hard to foster that culture within all areas of our business.
We work to leading industry certifications and accreditations to ensure best practice, while maintaining the standards our people, customers and suppliers demand.
OUR CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
ISO 9001 for quality management
ISO 17020* for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspections (*Lloyds British National Contracts only)
ISO 27001 for information security
ISO 14001 for environmental management
ISO 50001 for energy management
ISO 45001 for health and safety management
ISO 14064-1:2018 *unaccredited verification through third party verification
WE ALSO REMAIN ACCREDITED TO SCHEMES THAT ENABLE US TO TRADE WITH SPECIFIC CLIENTS AND SECTORS, INCLUDING:
Achilles UVDB Audited
Achilles Building Confidence
Construction Gold Member
CQMS Safety Scheme
Social Value UK
Our ESG related policies
Our internal system of controls and procedures ensure that we make effective decisions, comply with the law and meet the needs of our external stakeholders. Our ESG related policies are available to download below.
Please CLICK HERE to view our Investors Page and Annual Performance Results.
Download the Decade to Deliver Sustainability Strategy eBook to learn more about our commitment to strong corporate governance.
DOWNLOAD OUR POLICIES AND DOCUMENTS
ISO 9001 – with appendixDownload
ISO 14001 – with appendixDownload
ISO 17020 & scope (National Contracts only)Download
ISO 27001 – with appendixDownload
ISO 45001 – with appendixDownload
ISO 50001 – with appendixDownload
IPAF Rental PlusDownload
Achilles Building ConfidenceDownload
Supply Chain Sustainability SchoolDownload
Acclaim SSIP CertificateDownload
Achilles Building Confidence SSIP CertificateDownload
Achilles Network Silver+ CertificateDownload
Achilles Oil & Gas Gold Audit CertificateDownload
Achilles Oil & Gas Registration CertificateDownload
Avetta SSIP CertificateDownload
Builders Profile CertificateDownload
CHAS Accreditation - Member benefitsDownload
CHAS SSIP CertificateDownload
Constructionline GOLD CertificateDownload
Constructionline Social Value CertificateDownload
CQMS CSR CertificateDownload
CQMS SSIP CertificateDownload
Cyber Essentials Plus CertificateDownload
EcoVadis Gold CertificateDownload
Facilitiesline Gold CertificateDownload
FTSE4Good Index CertificateDownload
HAE EHA Code of ConductDownload
IPAF Rental+ CertificateDownload
IPAF Training CertificateDownload
ISNetworld Membership CertificateDownload
JOSCAR Certificate (Speedy Asset Services Limited)Download
LEEA - Speedy Asset Services CertificateDownload
LEEA Certificate - Speedy Hire (Ireland) LtdDownload
Rail Alliance CertificateDownload
RISQS Audit CertificateDownload
RISQS Registration CertificateDownload
RPA Membership CertificateDownload
Safe PQQ CertificateDownload
SafeContractor Certificate (SIR)Download
SafeContractor SSIP CertificateDownload
SEQUAL Audit CertificateDownload
SEQUAL Verification CertificateDownload
SMAS Worksafe SSIP CertificateDownload
Supply Chain Sustainability School CertificateDownload
Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking PolicyDownload
Bullying & Harassment PolicyDownload
Career Management and Mobility PolicyDownload
Code of Conduct PolicyDownload
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion PolicyDownload
Drug & Alcohol PolicyDownload
Flexible Working PolicyDownload
Health & Safety PolicyDownload
Human Rights PolicyDownload
Hybrid working PolicyDownload
Information Security PolicyDownload
People Development PolicyDownload
Recruitment, Selection & Equal Opportunities PolicyDownload
Redundancy Support PackDownload
Resolving Issues at Work PolicyDownload
Supply Chain PolicyDownload
Sustainable Travel PolicyDownload
Whistle Blowing PolicyDownload
Work Safe PolicyDownload
Working Time Regulations PolicyDownload
UKAS Schedule of AccreditationDownload