Achieving ISO Accreditation: A Milestone in VOR’s Sustainability Journey

At Value Optimised Retrofit (VOR), our commitment to sustainability and reducing our climate impact is integral to our operations and ethos. Since our establishment, we have been driven by a mission to contribute to the UK’s Net Zero emissions target by 2050. Our recent achievement of ISO accreditation, specifically ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018, underscores our unwavering dedication to this cause.

Our Sustainability Strategy and Achievements

ISO 14001: Environmental Management Excellence

ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems (EMS). This certification provides a framework for organisations to design and implement an EMS, enabling continuous improvement in environmental performance. By adhering to this standard, VOR ensures we are taking proactive measures to minimise our environmental footprint, comply with relevant legal requirements, and achieve our environmental objectives.

Our Environmental Policy

VOR’s Environmental Policy is a cornerstone of our sustainability strategy. It guides our efforts to monitor and mitigate our environmental impact, ensuring environmental responsibility is ingrained in our organisational culture and daily operations. Key aspects of our policy include:

  • Compliance with Environmental Regulations: We strictly adhere to all relevant environmental regulations and standards.
  • Measurable Environmental Objectives: We establish and pursue clear environmental objectives aligned with our strategic direction.
  • Best Practices: We adopt and implement best practices applicable to our operations.
  • Environmental Management System (EMS): Our EMS, certified with ISO 14001:2015, helps us identify and quantify environmental impacts, implement improvement programs, raise awareness among stakeholders, and ensure ongoing professional development.

Sustainability Initiatives at VOR

We are dedicated to implementing measurable actions to address sustainability and reduce our climate impact. Our initiatives include:

  • Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme: Promoting low-emission transportation options to reduce our overall carbon footprint associated with commuting.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: Encouraging sustainable commuting by allowing employees to purchase bicycles and cycling equipment through salary sacrifice.
  • Flexible Working and Work from Home Schemes: Reducing the need for daily commuting and office-related emissions.
  • Ethical Procurement: Prioritising sourcing from companies that demonstrate robust corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies.

Eco-Friendly Office Practices

While our offices operate within a shared service space, we remain committed to implementing eco-friendly measures within our domain of influence, including:

  • Motion Sensor Lighting: Utilising motion sensor lighting systems to optimise energy efficiency by adjusting lighting levels based on occupancy.
  • Paperless Office Initiative: Promoting a paperless office environment through digital document management systems.
  • Effective Waste Management: Ensuring that all office and staff waste is recycled effectively.

Project Compliance and Accountability

To ensure the highest standards in our projects, we consistently conduct internal project reviews to uphold accountability and alignment with our commitments. Our robust project management system guarantees adherence to regulatory standards and the broader PAS requisites. Additionally, each essential member of our team holds registrations from Elmhurst and TrustMark, showcasing our dedication to being trusted providers of retrofit solutions.


At VOR, our commitment to sustainability, social value, and reducing our climate impact is unwavering. Achieving ISO accreditation is a testament to our dedication to environmental responsibility and excellence in quality management. As we continue to implement eco-friendly measures and adhere to the highest standards, we are proud to play a role in the UK’s journey towards Net Zero emissions by 2050.