LondonEnergy’s commitment to being a ‘Great Place to Work’ has received a huge boost by achieving a 1 Star accreditation from Best Companies at the first time of trying. This takes LondonEnergy straight into the second tier of the accreditation scheme run by the highly regarded organiser of the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ lists.
A 1 Star accreditation from Best Companies is a significant achievement that shows an organisation is taking workplace engagement seriously. This announcement follows news earlier in the year that LondonEnergy had become the first British sustainable energy and waste management company to achieve the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard, achieving the highest possible ‘Excellence’ level.
Commenting on the recognition, LondonEnergy’s Managing Director, Peter Sharpe, said: “Achieving the Best Companies accreditation sees us reach an important milestone in our ‘Great Place to Work’ strategy, well ahead of target. It is also the culmination of five years of unstinting efforts by the team. It has been a hard year for everyone. As key workers, our employees have worked tirelessly to continue to provide a first-class service for the residents of North London. It’s really encouraging to see that our team feels valued and recognise that we care about our employee engagement, despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.” “The outstanding response rate to the Best Companies survey of 81% was well above average and means that LondonEnergy’s results are a true reflection of its employees’ sentiment.
We will incorporate the feedback into our plans for 2021 and look forward to continuing our relationship with Best Companies as we aim to progress through the levels of accreditation.” added LondonEnergy’s Head of People, Jacques Samama.
Jonathan Austin, Founder & CEO of Best Companies also commented saying: “LondonEnergy should be very proud of their achievement, demonstrating very good levels of engagement and testament to them being well led and well managed throughout this pandemic. This accreditation is recognition of all they have done to be a best company to work for, having put their people first during these unprecedented times.” LondonEnergy’s employees were asked to score a set of core statements about their wellbeing, pay and benefits, personal growth, team, the leadership and much more. The results were then combined and normalised to give the company a Best Companies Index (BCI) score – an exclusive and academically verified measure of engagement which provides accurate and detailed insight into employees’ feelings.
About LondonEnergy LondonEnergy Ltd is wholly owned by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and is contracted to provide waste management services to its seven North London boroughs - Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Waltham Forest. LondonEnergy operates the second largest waste contract in the UK, handling and treating nearly 750,000 tonnes of North London’s waste and recyclables and generates enough electricity to power more than 80,000 homes every year. They divert more than 90% of waste away from landfill saving nearly 300,000 tonnes of CO2e every year. As well as its flagship Energy from Waste facility and head office in Edmonton, the company operates the Hendon Transfer Station, Hornsey Street Waste Recycling Centre and six Reuse and Recycling Centres across North London achieving over 70% recycling rate. About Best Companies Best Companies are workplace engagement specialists, helping organisations measure, improve and recognise employee engagement. Our accreditation programme is the standard of workplace engagement in the UK, recognising organisations who understand the importance of workplace engagement and genuinely care about and value their employees www.b.co.uk