Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

We are small but working towards a sustainable future

At Complete Tenders, our size isn't a limitation—it's an opportunity. Because we are smaller we can adjust our behaviours easily and drive forward on sustainable practices. While supporting SMEs in winning contracts, we're equally committed to championing a more sustainable and equitable future.

Our vision is ambitious: to pave the way for a future where SMEs, the lifeblood of a resilient economy, secure the lion's share of UK contracts. We believe that SMEs not only drive growth but also champion sustainable and ethical practices often overlooked by larger corporations.

Upheld by values like "Do the Right Thing" and "Elevate Others", we strive daily to make a lasting impact. Our mission is more than contract wins—it's about supporting businesses to be more sustainable.

Using sustainable development goals for a better future

At Complete Tenders, we use the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as our framework for sustainability and review this annually.

Why the SDGs? Here's why:

  • Universally recognised: The SDGs are a global benchmark for sustainability and progress.
  • Holistic Framework: They cover economic, social, and environmental challenges.
  • Aligned with our vision: The SDGs resonate with our aim to support SMEs in creating a fairer, greener business landscape.

So, our yearly review isn't just a box-ticking task, but it guides us towards what more we can do. Every move we make is a step in the right direction.

Our achievements

We've embarked on a sustainability journey, and we're pleased with what we accomplished in 2023.

Milestones achieved in the last year include:

Climate action

Calculated our carbon footprint.

Decent work and economic growth

Assisting over 40 clients to enhance their sustainability through joint tender preparations.

Quality edication

Provided 8 ‘how to’ guides, (incl 3 social value blogs) to support SMEs in their growth.

Quality edication

Four social media posts a month with advice for SMEs

Quality edication

Establishing a structured training matrix for our staff.

Industry innovation and infrastructure

Progressing in our digital initiatives, particularly in refining our Bid Library.

Reduced inequality

Joined the disability confidence scheme.

Our strategic sustainability plan and pillars

To ensure we build sustainability into our day to day and stay on track with our ambitions, we have developed 13 key goals we would like to focus on in the next 1-3 years. These have been aligned under the 4 key pillars of sustainability for us which include:

  • Support customers to make positive sustainability impacts
  • Create value for clients and the wider SME community
  • Be a role model for sustainable business growth
  • Attract, retain and develop excellent people from diverse backgrounds.
Pillars Goal 2024 2025 2026
Support customers to make positive sustainability impacts Goal 1: Continuing to support our clients to make positive impact on carbon reduction, environmental issues, and supply chain assessment.
Goal 2: Support clients in creation of transition plans to manage climate risk.
Create value for clients and the wider SME community Goal 3: Have a conversation with all clients on social value.
Goal 4: Education for our Clients via Webinar with Sustainable X to assist client understanding of sustainability. Continuing support for SMEs to become tender ready in the production of 'how to' guides.
Goal 5: We will continue to find opportunities for SMEs and to leverage their continued success.
Be a role model for sustainable business growth Goal 6: We look to minimise waste where possible. We will review consumption on an annual basis to see where we can improve.
Goal 7: Training to be integrated into the Personal Development Plan process.
Goal 8: Ongoing development of the digital bid library to support efficiency in supporting our clients.
Goal 9: Develop our own climate risk assessment - increasing our wider knowledge of climate risk to be able support our clients on climate change.
Goal 10: Measure our supply chain sustainability (female owned/ diversity/SME)
Goal 11: Continue to implement diversity categorisation in recruitment.
Attract, retain and develop excellent people from diverse backgrounds. Goal 12: Strategically develop partnerships with secondary and tertiary education organisation
Goal 13: Implement client feedback process - survey. Customer Satisfaction

Find out more about how we can help you with your sustainability and social value.

Read our social value blog articles:

Social Value questions in tenders and contracts

The Increasing Importance of Social Value in Tenders

Social Value in Tenders - Tackling Economic Inequality

Social Value in Tenders – Fighting Climate Change

Carbon Reduction Plans in Tenders

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