Sustainability | Governance

Governance

GOVERNANCE


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:

Acclaim Accreditation

Acclaim Accreditation

Achilles UVDB Audited

Achilles UVDB Audited

Achilles Building Confidence Audited

Achilles Building Confidence

Avetta SSIP

Avetta SSIP

CDP

CDP

CHAS (H&S)

CHAS

Constructionline Gold Member

Construction Gold Member

CQMS Safety Scheme

CQMS Safety Scheme

EcoVadis

EcoVadis

ISNetworld Member Contractor

SafeContractor Member

RISQS Audited

RISQS Audited

SMAS Worksafe

SMAS Worksafe

Social Value UK

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.

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Acclaim SSIP Certificate

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Achilles Building Confidence Audit Certificate

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Achilles Building Confidence SSIP Certificate

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Achilles Network Silver+ Certificate

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Achilles Oil & Gas Gold Audit Certificate

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Achilles Oil & Gas Registration Certificate

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Achilles UVDB B2 Verify Audit

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Achilles UVDB Registration Certificate

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ALLMI Certificate

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Avetta Registration Certificate

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Avetta SSIP Certificate

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Builders Profile Certificate

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CHAS Accreditation - Member Benefits

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CHAS Advanced

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CHAS Membership Services

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CHAS SSIP Certificate

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CIRAS Certificate

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Concom Certificate

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Constructionline GOLD Certificate

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Constructionline Social Value Certificate

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CPA Certificate

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CQMS CSR Certificate

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CQMS SSIP Certificate

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Cyber Essentials Certificate

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Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate

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EcoVadis Gold Certificate

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EHA Certificate

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Facilitiesline Gold Certificate

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FORS Gold Certificate

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FTSE4Good Index Certificate

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HAE Certificate

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HAE EHA Code of Conduct

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IPAF Rental+ Certificate

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IPAF Training Certificate

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ISNetworld Membership Certificate

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IEMA Partnership

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ISO 14001 Certificate

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ISO 27001 Certificate NQA 2023

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ISO 45001

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ISO 50001 Certificate

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ISO 9001 Certificate

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ISO Certificate 17020 Lloyds British UKAS

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JOSCAR Certificate (Speedy Asset Services Limited)

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LEEA - Schedule of Works

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LEEA - Speedy Asset Services Certificate

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LEEA - Speedy Hire (Ireland) Ltd - SOW

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LEEA Training Certification

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LEEA Certificate - Speedy Hire (Ireland) Ltd

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PASMA Certificate

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Rail Alliance Certificate

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RISQS Audit Certificate

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RISQS Registration Certificate

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RoSPA Certificate

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ROSPA Gold 2021

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RPA Membership Certificate

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Safe PQQ Certificate

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SafeContractor Certificate (SIR)

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SafeContractor SSIP Certificate

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SAFED Certificate

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SafeHire Certificate

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SafeHire Certificate

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SEQUAL Audit Certificate

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SEQUAL Verification Certificate

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SMAS Worksafe SSIP Certificate

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Supply Chain Sustainability School Certificate

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UKAS Certificate

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UKAS Schedule of Accreditation

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Anti-Bribery Policy

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Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy

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Bullying & Harassment Policy

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Career Management and Mobility Policy

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Charity, Community & Volunteering Policy

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Code of Conduct Policy

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Community Policy

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

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Energy and Waste Plan

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Drug & Alcohol Policy

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Energy Policy

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Environmental Policy

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Flexible Working Policy

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Health & Safety Policy

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Human Rights Policy

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Hybrid working Policy

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Information Security Policy

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People Development Policy

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Quality Policy

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Recruitment, Selection & Equal Opportunities Policy

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Redundancy Policy

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Redundancy Support Pack

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Resolving Issues at Work Policy

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Supply Chain Policy

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Sustainability Policy

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Sustainable Travel Policy

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Tax Strategy

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Wellbeing Policy

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Speak Up Whistleblowing Policy

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Work Safe Policy

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Working Time Regulations Policy

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Gender Pay Gap 2023

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Gender Pay Gap 2022

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Gender Pay Gap 2021

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Speedy Gender Pay 2018

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Speedy Gender Pay 2017

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ESG Governance Structure

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PPN/0621 Carbon Reduction Plan

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