What is Achilles certification all about?

Founded in 1990, Achilles allows organisations in a variety of industries, including Construction, Oil & Gas and Utility, to maintain a higher level of control. To do this, Achilles works to identify, assess, and monitor the supply chain of a range of enterprises with the hope of reducing risk for buyers bidding for tenders and maintaining superb industry standards. The accreditation service allows you to find the best organisations to ensure high-quality results and performance, ensuring that the tenders that you promote or purchase will be successful.

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What is the Achilles Certification Process?

The Achilles Certification process involves an assessment of several performance factors within your business. These are:

  • Health and Safety
  • Environment
  • Quality and Corporate Social Responsibility

It is a two-day process that involves a Management System evaluation and an Onsite Assessment. During the certification process, an auditor will ensure that the correct systems and protocols are available in order to review them. On the second day of the process, systems are checked to ensure the proper measures are implemented across the board.

Why Is It So Widely Recognised and Endorsed?

An Achilles Certification is the most widely recognised and endorsed certification scheme across the UK as well as the world. The enduring quality of its risk assessment programs puts it ahead of similar services, and it provides the transparency necessary to help businesses trust the companies they work with.

As it allows companies to assess and select the most trustworthy companies, you are assured a high level of quality that is not possible elsewhere.

Why Should Your Business Become Accredited?

Tenders require companies to have certification in a specific area of Achilles accreditation. Without Achilles accreditation, your business will not be able to achieve the growth that it requires to improve reputation and revenue. Businesses that do not have Achilles certification will find that winning tenders is almost impossible, especially when they are competing against established companies that have sought out and achieved the necessary accreditation in their industry.

Benefits of Accreditation
Seeking and achieving Achilles certification comes with a wide range of benefits. These benefits include:

  • Improved chances of winning tenders

As mentioned above, Achilles certification can vastly increase your chances of winning tenders that your company bids on. For most businesses, it is impossible to win tenders without proper Achilles accreditation in your industry. Therefore, completing the accreditation scheme will put you ahead of other enterprises who do not have these certificates, which will increase your chances.

  • Increased trust from organisations within your industry

Regardless of your industry, certifications and accreditations will immediately make you a more trustworthy option for organisations. As Achilles is such a widely recognised and respected scheme, your business will come across as one that organisations can trust. It ensures transparency and ensures you comply with industry regulations to save their organisation any headaches when working with you.

  • Improved reputation throughout your sector

Credibility is a significant factor when bidding for tenders, and an Achilles certification and accreditation will help your business to increase and maintain its reputation, therefore growing credibility.

  • Access to a variety of organisations for tender bidding

Businesses who fail to achieve adequate certifications risk falling behind within their industry as they do not have access to reputable organisations that could help them improve profits. By obtaining Achilles certifications, your business is assured continued growth and the opportunity to work with a variety of organisations that can positively impact company growth.

  • Reduced costs

All businesses want to minimise operating costs. With Achilles certification, there is the opportunity to do this.

Key Areas of Achilles Accreditation

TransQ Global
TransQ Global is a community specially designed for the transport industry. It brings together Buyers and Suppliers through a pre-qualification scheme and new assurances that involve a multi-modal approach to global opportunities and supply chain management.

UVDB
The Utilities Vendor Database is an accreditation service that allows utility companies to collaborate and work with established utility organisations across the industry. It ensures compliance to meet industry standards and mitigate risks in the supply chain.

BuildingConfidence
BuildingConfidence accreditation involves specialising in policies and systems that are crucial for maintaining high standards in the construction industry. These include Development, Management, and the enhances of business management systems.

FPAL – Oil and Gas

Our JVR compliance consultants are happy to assist with all of your Achilles accreditation needs. They can provide expert guidance to help improve the reputation and prospects for your business, regardless of your industry. For more information, feel free to browse our range of Achilles certification services to learn more about what our experienced consultancy team can do for you.

Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers

Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR

JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008 and their head office is based in Windsor and Maidenhead. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.

Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly, especially during an audit!. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.

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