Achilles simplifies supplier audit requirements across Construction, Rail and Utilities with introduction of new comprehensive Infrastructure Audit

9 May 2023

New Achilles Infrastructure Audit will significantly reduce the audit burden on businesses wishing to work in the Construction, Rail and Utilities sectors.

Achilles Infrastructure Audit option also opens new opportunities for businesses in adjacent sectors.

ABINGDON, UK., 9 May 2023 – Achilles Information Limited, a world-leading Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) risk and carbon management platform, today announced the introduction of the Achilles Infrastructure Audit, a new service which will allow suppliers to comply with three separate UK audit requirements for the construction, rail, and utilities sectors, in one single audit process. The new Achilles Infrastructure Audit will significantly reduce the audit burden associated with providing infrastructure-related products and services in the UK and will be available from 9 May 2023.

Until now, businesses wishing to supply products and services to the three primary infrastructure-related sectors have had to undertake three separate audits – the construction industry’s Common Assessment Standard Audit, the rail industry’s Rail Audit and the utilities sector’s UVDB Verify Audit, which has been both time-consuming and, because of the significant overlap between the Audit requirements, very inefficient. Now with the introduction of the single Achilles Infrastructure Audit, not only will supplier organisations save considerable time, but they will also achieve multi-industry approval in one go – opening considerable new opportunities for business growth.

Rhodar, a leading company in asbestos removal, demolition, and remediation services, were the first to undertake the new 3-in-1 Achilles Infrastructure Audit during its pilot phase. Jason Ellis, Rhodar’s Southern Regional Director said “We are delighted to have been able to work with Achilles on the Infrastructure Audit pilot. We work across rail, construction and utilities in the UK and this new approach will save us significant time and effort whilst enabling us to continue to demonstrate the high standards we aspire to across multiple industries”.

“Creating a single Audit covering construction, rail and utilities gives our customers a simpler and very much more time efficient way to demonstrate their credentials across these sectors” said Katie Ferrier, Achilles Regional Director responsible for UK, USA and Canada. “Achilles is internationally recognised as being the gold standard in supplier pre-qualification, verification and compliance and now, with this new combined Audit option, we are providing an easier, more effective way for businesses to take advantage of those credentials.”

Organisations wishing to take advantage of the new 3-in-1 Audit will simply choose the Infrastructure Audit option when booking their annual Audit which will encompass all Audit requirements of the UK construction, rail, and utilities sectors. Achilles’ buyers in these sectors will be able to view the audit outcomes specific to their areas of interest.

The Achilles Infrastructure Audit will offer immediate benefit to the thousands of suppliers that are already part of the Achilles supply chain network. Other supply-side businesses wishing to reduce their audit costs and increase access to more construction, rail, and utilities buyers should sign up to the MyAchilles platform online here. Buying organisations wishing to access this enhanced level of information on suppliers should get in touch with us here.

Hayley van Leeuwen

Chief Marketing Officer


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