ecosurety achieves gold standard for people management

Resource efficiency and compliance scheme specialist ecosurety, one of the fastest growing in the UK, has received an Investors in People Gold Award.


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ecosurety receives the accolade for its inclusive and collaborative approach, where senior managers lead by example and inspire workers to perform to the best of their ability.

Just seven per cent of organisations who take part in the process receive the internationally recognised IIP Gold standard, which is conferred after a rigorous assessment that takes into account the very latest workplace trends, skills and structures companies need to outperform in their industry. Across the UK, only 16% of companies hold Investor In People status.

ecosurety achieved 89% of  performance indicators, which assess everything from the way staff are managed and motivated, to the opportunities for them to develop and progress.

The IIP report also singled out the way employees felt their voices were heard in meetings, with staff asked to comment on the recruitment of additional team managers, including those in more senior positions.

James Piper, commercial director at ecosurety, says, “ecosurety is only 13 years’ old, but achieving IIP Gold shows how we have developed into a mature organisation that uses our core values and an open and honest approach to help over 1, 000 members to continuously reduce their levels of waste and impact on the environment."

“We are proud  and overjoyed to receive such a prestigious accolade at a time when we are looking to stretch ourselves even further, to double our revenues by 2020.”

Opportunities for employees

In addition to day-to-day operations, the organisation provides a number of opportunities for employees to create socially responsible projects that impact positively on the immediate environment, and stakeholders. A journey-share scheme it launched at Aztec West called joinmyjourney is being extended to a number of sites around Bristol, where the organisation is based and led to an employee receiving a Travel West award. The company is currently working on a local schools’ project to increase pupils’ understanding of sustainability and recycling, to further engage with local communities.

A sophisticated management system that includes targeted training, self-set goals, a no-blame culture, clear processes and a bonus scheme, underline to employees the key behaviours and achievements required for promotion. Between November and January, ecosurety promoted six people, either by altering their grade or increasing their responsibilities.

A very stretching and challenging achievement

Employees also benefit from flexible working, gym membership, a scheme to purchase bicycles at a discount to commute to work, plus a number of workshops and sports clubs throughout the year that focus on well-being or learning. The company has also implemented a mentoring scheme and works with the Leadership Trust and Executive Foundation to develop senior managers or those who demonstrate leadership potential.

Liz Kingdom, Investors in People practitioner, who carried out the assessment, says, “Gold level accreditation is a very stretching and challenging achievement. The enthusiasm and commitment of the team, the support and development of staff at all levels, a core belief in continuous improvement, and a willingness to try out new ideas, has without doubt contributed to ecosurety’s ability to offer the excellent levels of customer service and technical quality they pride themselves on.”

To get in touch with the ecosurety team please call 0845 094 2228 or email info@ecosurety.com


About ecosurety  

Founded in 2003, ecosurety is the UK’s leading resource efficiency and compliance scheme specialist with end to end services including environmental compliance, waste and resource management, training and intelligence reporting. With more than 1,000 customers including The Co-operative Group, Innocent, BSkyB and Britvic, ecosurety is leading change in approaches to waste and compliance throughout the UK, driving ever greater efficiencies of resource use. 

Committed to reducing the environmental impact of UK businesses while improving performance, ecosurety is targeting to influence over one million tonnes of waste by 2020.

Ben Luger

Marketing projects specialist

Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 and helps drive marketing communications and projects for Ecosurety, including project managing the launch of the Ecosurety Exploration Fund and website content development.

Written by Ben Luger Published 23/03/2016 Topics Ecosurety

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