Another score increase for our SIA ACS accreditation....

Another score increase for our SIA ACS accreditation....

Posted by on 10 December 2019 | Comments

CSP has once again been successfully re-accredited with the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) through a rigorous external audit process.  The ACS is a voluntary scheme, operated by the Security Industry Authority and is designed to promote best practice and deliver continuous improvement across the sector.  There is a scoring and benchmarking system that pitches businesses against a recognised scale of achievement.  The scheme is wide ranging with 9 separate categories of criteria for companies to compare their performance against; Strategy, Processes, Commercial Relationship Management, Financial Management, Resources, People, Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility and Results, are all criteria that companies wishing to join must agree to be audited against.

CSP is in its 7th year of membership of the scheme, and from small beginnings has demonstrated a steady improvement year on year since joining.  A step change in performance began for CSP, when in 2016, an ambitious target was set to deliver an accelerated improvement to CSP’s position in the ACS league table.  In 2018, only 2 audit cycles later, CSP had successfully achieved an ACS score of 120 points, which was a 94% increase in performance on the 2015 score, and put CSP firmly in to the Top 25% of ACS Companies in the industry. 

A target of achieving top 10% status was set for 2019 and we are pleased to announce that, following our audit this year, this has been successfully achieved. A great testament and validation of the journey we have been taking.