Accreditations, awards and memberships

Seeking accreditation is one way in which we check that our services meet the high standards that we always aim for.

Disability Confident
Shift 2022 silver
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mindful employer
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Armed Forces
LCC Members Badge Circle Blue 24-25 (002)
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The Contractors Health and Safety Scheme, commonly known as CHAS, is an important accreditation to have achieved because it gives our customers, partners and suppliers the confidence that we work safely and comply with the law. Information about the scheme is here.

We have achieved the British Safety Council’s five star rating for our health, safety and environmental management and in 2014 we were awarded the highest accolade – the BSC’s Sword of Honour – an award presented to just 50 organisations worldwide.

As a Gas Safe registered company, our customers and partners can be assured we operate safely and legally on boilers, cookers, fires and all gas appliances.

Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. They’re changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.

Find out more here.

RECC sets out high consumer protection standards for businesses who are selling or leasing renewable energy generation systems to domestic consumers. RECC is approved by Chartered Trading Standards Institute as part of the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme and is also a TrustMark Scheme Operator.

The matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality information, advice and guidance.

Find out more here.

Leaders in Diversity accreditation awarded August 22 (valid until August 24).

The National Centre for Diversity offers several accreditations: the first level being Investors in Diversity. The organisation initially secured this accreditation in March 2014 and from 2016 progressed to the higher level of Leaders in Diversity. Ongo has continued to achieve Leaders in Diversity accreditation since that time.

In May 2022 based on our previous accreditation results, The NCFD announced Ongo as position 44 in their list of ‘Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces’ out of 300 plus multi-sector organisations, and in 2023, we’ve been announced as position 24!

We have retained our ‘Leaders in Diversity’ accreditation for the third year, after taking part in a full audit and reassessment process.

The accreditation is awarded by the National Centre for Diversity. They were founded in 2005 and work with organisations of all types, to help embed good practices around fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement (FREDIE).

TPAS Exemplar accreditation awarded May 2023 (valid until May 25).

TPAS Exemplar is for organisations that have been awarded the TPAS PRO accreditation three times and have consistently demonstrated their exemplar approach to engagement. It is a comprehensive process to ensure the organisation remains a beacon of excellent practice for engagement.

TPAS are a professional body that offers accreditation for customer engagement services within the social housing sector.

They act as an external auditor who can provide an independent assessment on our performance that will help us to continually improve our services to customers. It enables staff to refocus and look at new ways of working to ensure what we currently have in place provides VFM and is making a difference to the organisation and our customers.

The accreditation is for the benefit of the whole organisation. It will consider whether our customer engagement service brings value to the organisation as a hole in terms of our CE Charter and whether it results in real outcomes for the organisation and tenants at large.

Find out more here.

Construction Line is a register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants, used by the construction industry in the UK. The database is accessed by over 2000 organisations including central government, local authorities & main contractors all whom require you to be accredited before beginning the tender process.

Find out more here.

We recently completed a SHIFT report which is an assessment of all our working practices in relation to the environment and sustainability. It analyses our asset management, new build homes and working operations.  We’re delighted to share that we’ve been awarded SHIFT Silver.

Read the report here. 

We’re the employee engagement specialists, who deliver accurate data, powerful insights, and facilitate positive change.

Find out more here.

White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls.

Find out more here.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. By signing the obligation, we’ve pledged to uphold key principles, which include:

– Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.

– Signposting Veterans that live in an Ongo Homes property to specialised support services should they need them.

Find out more here. 

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce connects local businesses in Lincolnshire, to share knowledge and to grow. They do this through frequent events, members newsletters and PR and marketing support.

Find out more here.

We are proud to be part of Resolve and join organisations from across the country with a shared goal of making communities safer and empowering people to take pride in where they live.