Exova UK Limited is registered and certified by Achilles for its Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) Verify certificate. Used by over 40 UK utilities companies to find suitably qualified suppliers, Achilles works to ensure suppliers’ information is accurate via data validation, and desktop and physical audits.

The two day audit covered all aspects of the company management systems and included a site visit with an Exova stack emissions team to see the application of procedures on a customer’s site.

Our scores in full from the 2017 audit were:

   Management System Evaluation
 Onsite Assessment
 Health and Safety
 96%  100%
 Environment  100%  100%
 98%  100%
 CSR  100%  100%


Having providing testing and advisory services to British utilities companies for many years, Exova has further extended its registration to include its wide range of services. By providing solutions across 26 categories including the testing of materials, stack emissions and fire resistance, Exova offers a unique opportunity to reduce supply chain management costs through partnering with a single source testing provider.

Carol Stewart, Group Quality Director, Element, said: “We are delighted with the scores from our recent audit which provides an independent endorsement of the robust management systems and procedures that we have in place.”

Gavin Pickup, Community Manager of Achilles UVDB, said: “By joining the biggest utilities supply chain risk management community in the UK, Exova has put itself in the best position to be considered for work with UK utility buyers.”