Vattenfall UK achieves silver We Invest in People and We Invest in Wellbeing accreditation from Investors in People

  • Following independent assessments Vattenfall UK has achieved silver accreditation in IiP’s We Invest in People and We Invest in Wellbeing awards
  • Only 15% of organisations achieve silver accreditation in the globally recognised accolades
  • Independent assessment found Vattenfall UK has the right principles in place and a culture of wellbeing
  • The company will continue to develop tangible policies and processes which benefit its employees, and also work towards gold accreditation

Low-carbon energy company Vattenfall UK has received two prestigious globally recognised awards from Investors in People; We Invest in People and We Invest in Wellbeing.

The company has been awarded silver accreditation in both accolades, something only 15% of organisations assessed by Investors in People achieve. 

Vattenfall UK was assessed against a specific framework to understand how they are leading, supporting, and improving their people and have a culture of physical, social, and psychological wellbeing.  

The internationally recognised accreditations were awarded following an external independent assessment by Investors in People, which included all UK Vattenfall employees (Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd, Vattenfall Heat UK Ltd, Vattenfall Network Ltd and Vattenfall Network Solutions Ltd).

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said:

“We’d like to congratulate Vattenfall UK. Achieving silver accreditation in ‘We Invest in People’ and ‘We Invest in Wellbeing’ is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Vattenfall UK in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.” 

Claudette Monaghan, Vice President of HR for Staff Functions at Vattenfall said:

“I’m delighted that Vattenfall UK has secured silver accreditation in both “We Invest in People” and “We Invest in Wellbeing” Awards. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and valuable contributions. Achieving silver status means we have the right principles in place, and we make active efforts to check they’re being applied consistently throughout our businesses.

“I am even more proud that through the hard work of the UK HR team, led by Jay Chowdhury, Vattenfall has gone on to be shortlisted by Investors in People, for the 2022 250+ employee category, for Employer of the year award. This is a reflection of the hard work, dedication and passion that goes into the UK HR teams ensuring that we enhance the employee experience of our UK employees. Together with the UK management team and employees, this is what makes us stand out.”

Mike Reynolds, Managing Director & Vice President for Vattenfall Heat UK Ltd said:

“I’m extremely proud that we have achieved silver. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our first assessment.  We have received some really great feedback.  I’m delighted that 89% of our colleagues have a clear understanding of Vattenfall’s goals and objectives.

“It’s great to hear that people really understand and see the positive impact Vattenfall is trying to have on the wider world, especially around de-carbonisation and being fossil free in one generation.”

Stewart Dawson, Managing Director of Vattenfall Networks UK said:

“I’d like to thank all our colleagues for working so hard to enable us to achieve silver in such an important accolade.  It’s great to see that people know our core values and that they are part of everything that we do.

“It is also very reassuring that safety is always a priority, with 92% of our colleagues expressing that their team always works in a safe way, even when trying to meet deadlines or reduce costs.”

Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager said:

“Vattenfall are committed to investing in the development and wellbeing of our people and achieving silver accreditation is a fantastic recognition of this. I’m delighted our colleagues have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and apply these to solving problems in their day-to-day work.

“I’m very grateful to everyone who has taken the time to contribute to this assessment.”

Jamie Rowlands, Vattenfall’s Head of UK Offshore Operations said:

“It is great to hear that our colleagues know what is expected of them and find their work interesting. Although some of us operate in a complex structure with people in the UK working with colleagues in multiple countries and often with a manager based outside the UK, we are clear on our responsibilities.”

John Gates, Vattenfall’s Head of O&M Delivery UK Onshore said:

“It is reassuring to hear that our colleagues feel that Vattenfall take a good approach to their wellbeing and take steps to ensure people are supported. This is especially important as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our leadership team recognise the importance of having a happy, healthy workforce.

“As we work in an industry where health and safety is of paramount importance, we want to ensure that we go above and beyond the legal requirements.”

Jay Chowdhury, Vattenfall’s HR Director – Operations said:

“I’m delighted that we have been awarded silver in both ‘We Invest in People’ and ‘We Invest in Wellbeing’ awards. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for helping us to make this happen.

“We are making progress, and there is more that we can do.  We will continue to invest in people and their health & wellbeing. Part of Vattenfall’s strategy to power climate smarter living is about empowering our people.  We look forward to continuing in making progress and are committed to achieving gold accreditation in our next assessment.”


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