That’s not easy to achieve and strengthens our place as a valued member of the UVDB community.
A top mark (in Category D, one of toughest categories) obviously makes us very proud. But it’s more important that it gives our partners the highest standard of supply chain reassurance.
It’s vital that our partners know they are engaging with a business that can demonstrate robust internal processes and a commitment to the environment and corporate social responsibility.
This is valuable peace of mind when businesses are constantly having to adapt to ever-more stringent industry regulation and ensure they are taking advantage of the latest technologies.
We became a qualified supplier to Achilles UVDB in 2017. The Utility Vendor Database is a pre-qualification scheme designed to ensure accountability and ethical considerations throughout the UK utility sector.
Achilles enables trading partners to share high-quality, structured, real-time data and insightful analytics. They help buyers to manage risk and enable suppliers to increase market reach.
UVDB connects businesses with community members to help mitigate these risks and ensure the highest standards of compliance when doing business with suppliers such as Tower.
Category D (Manufacturing, Fabrication, Servicing Stockists and Distributors) is especially tough as it constitutes a two-day audit to establish our capabilities to key clients within the sector.
Below was Tower’s UVDB Verify Category D Audit Score for 2022: