Accreditations, Memberships & Frameworks
Achilles UVDB is the utilities industry pre-qualification system used across the UK that helps utility companies manage risk within their supply chain and comply with international procurement legislation. Being a UVDB supplier enables us to use Achilles’ proven supplier pre-qualification system.
AMICoP is a register for Approved Meter Installers (AMI)’s, which audits and assess metering organisations for data security and data accuracy.
The Automated Meter Reading Service Providers Code of Practice (ASPCoP) is an agreement created to define the operations, standards and methods by which metered gas consumption data is read and supplied to end-consumers and energy suppliers.
Association for Decentralised Energy
We’re proud members of the ADE, the leading trade association for decentralised energy (Combined Heat & Power, District Heating & Cooling, Demand Side Services, and Energy Efficiency), representing more than 130 interested parties from across the industrial, commercial and public sectors.
BEAMA is the UK trade association for manufacturers and providers of energy infrastructure technologies and systems. Its members products ensure low carbon energy and environmental services are delivered safely, securely and efficiently to UK homes, businesses, transport and grid networks.
Best Companies – Very Good to Work For 2023
A 1 Star accreditation from Best Companies is a significant achievement that shows an organisation is taking workplace engagement seriously. Awarded to organisations with a BCI score of at least 659.5, the 1 Star accreditation signifies ‘very good’ levels of workplace engagement.
Carbon Disclosure Project – Rating: B
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an international non-profit organisation which manages the global environmental disclosure system. In 2021, SMS was rated ‘B’ for the measurement and management of risks and opportunities related to climate change.
Constructionline – Gold Member
Constructionline is a register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. Used by the construction industry in the UK, the database is accessed by over 2,000 organisations including central government, local authorities & main contractors.
Cornerstone Employers are a flagship community of more than 300 businesses across England, working to support careers education at scale in their local region in order to Influence and inspire young people.
The Climate Pledge
The Climate Pledge is a cross-sector community of companies working together to address the climate crisis. As a signatory of the pledge, SMS has committed to achieving net zero emissions within our business by 2030 following a process of carbon elimination, regular reporting, and credible offsets.
Cyber Essentials accreditation is certified by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Cyber Essentials helps organisations guard themselves against the most common online security threats and to demonstrate best-practice commitment to cyber security.
The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace. SMS is a Disability Confident Leader (level 3), the highest level of the UK Government scheme, recognising business who show the highest commitments to achieving equality in the workplace.
Electrical Contractors Association
ECA is the UK’s leading trade association representing and supporting the interests of electrotechnical and building engineering services contractors. ECA member organisations are accredited to the highest industry standards and certifications across all aspects of electrotechnical design, installation, inspection, maintenance, testing and monitoring.
We are accredited by ELEXON as a Meter Operator (MOP) for both Supplier Volume Allocation (SVA) and Central Volume Allocation (CVA). We are also accredited as a Data Collector and Data Aggregator (DC/DA) for both Half Hourly (HH) and Non Half Hourly (NHH) electricity supplies.
Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse
The Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse is a growing network of large and small businesses with mission is to enable employers to take action on domestic abuse – raising awareness among all employees, supporting those facing domestic abuse, and providing access to services to help perpetrators to stop.