MVIS | Soaring Ahead with Accreditations
Over the years MVIS has dedicated itself to the principles of safety and quality. Underscored by its focus on training, the company is always looking for new ways to improve the skills and qualifications of its team.
During the last 18 months, in the face of a global pandemic, the MVIS team have been working hard in the background to ensure that the business has helpful and necessary accreditations that helps itself to maintain the reputation of being industry leaders in the rental of solar powered intelligent transport systems.
Following recent additions of FORS Bronze and Cyber Essentials here we take an in depth look at the plethora of quality stamps the company has acquired, and proudly displays as badges of honour.
Earlier in the year, MVIS took part in a successful re-certification of ISO accreditations in quality (9001:2015), environmental management (14001:2015), and health & safety (45001:2018).
Issued by global certification body NQA, ISO accreditations enforce the practise of and adherence to respected business standards that help organisations perform better in a wide range of aspects.
For MVIS and Bartco UK, the standards of quality (9001:2015), environmental management (14001:2015) and health & safety (45001:2018) are of vital importance to the business, making adherence to these core aspects a vital goal. Together, the ISO accreditations furnishes the company with a full IMS (integrated management system), bringing systems and processes into one complete framework.
Constructionline enforces an ethos of trust and quality amongst its members. Validating all members, the Constructionline platform is used by buyers to quickly find suppliers that will enable them to complete a whole range of projects in the industry by providing them with a pool of high-quality suppliers that they can engage with confidently.
Achieving Gold status on this platform isn’t easy for just anyone, with Gold membership requiring further validation checks using an enhanced prequalification questionnaire that goes beyond those involved in silver. Credentials were assessed for environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies.
MVIS has also achieved Gold status in the Supply Chain Sustainability School, a platform that offers businesses extensive training around various sustainability, offsite, digital, procurement, lean and management topics relevant to the business environment.
With a strong focus on CPD through training workshops, networking events and e-learning modules, achieving Gold status is found through completing or using a number of these tools across the company to ensure that the skills taught within the programmes are taken on by companies as well as filtered throughout the business.
In 2021, MVIS signed up to the Prompt Payment Code. The Prompt Payment Code is a voluntary code of practice for businesses, administered by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner (SBC) on behalf of BEIS and sets standards for payment practices between organisations of any size and their suppliers.
Signatories to the code have undertaken to always pay suppliers on time, within agreed terms, to give clear guidance to suppliers on terms, dispute resolution and prompt notification of late payment, and well as to support good practice throughout their supply chain by encouraging adoption of the Code.
MVIS is recently re-certified with Achilles Building Confidence registration, having been certified for over 2 years now. Achilles Building Confidence is a UK construction industry accreditation and risk management scheme that aims to help organisations identify, assess, qualify, and monitor suppliers throughout the supply chain, reducing operating costs.
A standardised pre-qualification questionnaire streamlines the procurement process and manages risk.
Achilles enables communities of buyers and suppliers to build better business relationships through a more open, trusting and proactive approach. Sharing knowledge, standards and best practice leads to buyers and suppliers sharing success.
Safety doesn’t just mean physical safety, it also includes digital safety too. Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.
When it comes to safety, MVIS takes no chances. This mantra also includes the company’s commitment to the environment – the protection of which offers us all the ultimate safety. As an organisation, MVIS isalways looking for ways it can protect the environment, in line with it commitments as a responsible business.
In an effort to address carbon footprint, MVIS has looked to Forest Carbon, who have an initiative called ‘Carbon Club’, set up to allow smaller organisations and businesses to address their climate impact.
Purchasing ‘carbon credits’ allows Forest Carbon to plant trees and create new woodlands in the UK on our behalf, which will sequester greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere in the years to come in our country.
Doing this allows MVIS customers to benefit from our activities too, offering them an environmentally focused supplier who engages with environmental responsibilities.
Anne Ashman, UK Group Commercial and Operations Director commented:
“We are always looking for ways to improve our environmental, safety and quality standards and by achieving these accreditations and memberships, it ensures that we are working to the best standards possible. Clients come to us knowing that we do not compromise on safety, quality, customer care or our commitment to the environment, which is what underpins our Platinum Service Promise.
“As time goes on and we take on more accreditations and memberships with these highly valuable groups, we are building more than just our reputation. We are changing the way we operate at an organisational level that affects how we approach things, as a business and as individuals in an ever-evolving world.”