Sustainable Energy First achieves the ‘We invest in people, Gold’ accreditation.

We are delighted to announce that we have recently achieved the ‘We invest in people, Gold’ accreditation.

Investors in People is an internationally recognised standard for people management, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People Standards. A ‘Gold’ accreditation means that a company has the policies in place but more than that, it means everyone – from CEO to apprentice takes ownership for making them come to life.

As a leading energy and sustainability consultancy, Sustainable Energy First uses a combination of people and technology to identify and provide a range of decarbonisation measures, from remote energy management through to large-scale renewable energy projects.

Commenting on the award, Michael Abbott, CEO at Sustainable Energy First, said: “Our purpose as a company is to ‘inspire and empower our people to create a positive difference for themselves, our clients and the planet.’ This recognition reaffirms our commitment to this mission, as reflected in the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our employees. I’m particularly proud of the survey results, which underscore our dedication to continuous improvement. Our people are integral to our success, setting us apart from our competitors and giving us a distinct edge in the industry.”

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Sustainable Energy First. Gold accreditation on We invest in people is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places Sustainable Energy First in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”

Victoria Zawistowicz, Head of People at Sustainable Energy First, who worked very closely on the assessment, said: “Becoming accredited is an achievement to celebrate but it’s not the end of the journey. We want this whole process to be about continuous improvement. One of the most gratifying aspects for me was witnessing our employees’ alignment with our company values, something which I am very passionate about. Our values are part of the ingredients that make up how we not only treat one another but also drive our approach to our work.”

About Investors in People
Most of us will spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetimes. For something that takes up that much of our time, we think people deserve to get more out of it than just a regular pay cheque. 
That’s why Investors In People have already helped more than 11 million people across 75 countries to make work better.

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