Accreditations, Memberships & Frameworks
The National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) is operated on behalf UK Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and assesses Independent Connection Provider (ICP) on works associated with the installation of electrical connections, such as design of new connections to the network, and installation of electrical switches and transformers.
NICEIC – Approved Contractor
We are approved by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC), the UK’s largest voluntary register of electrical businesses, which assesses over 36,000 businesses to ensure that the installation work they undertake meets the standards expected to keep customers and the general public safe.
Northern Housing Consortium
We are a member of The Northern Housing Consortium; an organisation made up of local authorities, ALMOs, housing associations and service providers working within the social housing sector.
Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV)
As an authorised installer of workplace and home charging points through the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), businesses and consumers are able to use SMS’s installation services via the grant-funded Workplace and Homecharge schemes.
Power Purchase Agreements
LASER’s Flexible Procurement Frameworks provide an OJEU compliant route to arranging procurement and supply of Gas and Electricity, as well as opportunities to take advantage of a number of additional services relating to energy usage, storage, savings and other innovative industry solutions.
SMS is a signatory of the Purpose Coalition – a collective of purpose-led companies, universities, and public sector organisations committed to making positive impacts on communities through support of the UK Government’s levelling up agenda. The 14 Purpose Goals set out clear objectives for improving social mobility and spreading opportunity.
Race at Work Charter
We are a signatory of the Business in the Community ‘Race at Work Charter’. The charter is for organisations who have made seven key commitments for improving racial equality in the workplace.
Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC)
We are a member of the RECC, which sets out high consumer protection standards for businesses involved in selling or leasing renewable energy generation systems to domestic consumers.
Retail Energy Code (REC)
As of 2021, all metering codes from the previous MRA and SPAA bodies transitioned to REC, this includes all Meter Equipment Managers (MEM) accreditations (MOP/MAP/MAM). The REC represents a step-change for the metering industry with a mission to elevate customer outcomes through promoting innovation and competition
S&P Global – Score: 39
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. In 2021, SMS was awarded an overall ESG score of 39 out of 100.
SafeContractor is the market leading accreditation for any trade, assessing business on their health and safety, equal opportunities, diversity and environmental management practices, and allowing customers to reduce risk in their supply chain.
Scottish Business Pledge
The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.
Social Housing Emerging Disruptors (SHED)
We offer a range of services for the social housing sector via this Procurement for Housing framework, including our decentralised low carbon energy solutions that help landlord reduce tenant bills and household emissions.
Sustainable Development Goals
We are signed to the global registry of voluntary commitments in support of the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); a set of global goals adopted by all United Nations Member States as a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
Sustainalytics – Score: 26.6
Sustainalytics is a global leader in research and ratings, specifically measuring companies’ exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage them on a scale from 1-50. In 2021, SMS was ranked with an overall score of 26.6.