greentech UK awarded IMS accreditation for its PV solar developments. Image: Getty.

greentech UK has been awarded IMS accreditation after successfully passing an independent audit for the provision of PV solar development, operations and maintenance.

IMS certification is awarded to companies that implement two or more of the International Organisation for Standardisation’s (ISO) standards together in a single framework that everyone in a company can work from.

“The solar industry is growing very quickly as demand for renewable energy generation increases. There are a lot of newcomers to the market and it can be difficult for landowners and farmers to know who to trust with their development,” said Yaw Ofori, managing director of greentech UK.

“As one of just a few solar developers with IMS accreditation, we can give customers confidence that we are compliant with international standards for quality and this differentiates our offer from the rest of the field.”

To secure the IMS accreditation, greentech implemented three standards, more than the minimum requirement of two. The firm achieved ISO 14001-2015 – Environmental Management, ISO 9001-2015 – Quality Management and ISO 45001-2018 – Health & Safety Management.

“Ultimately, when a landowner or farmer leases their land for a solar development, they want to know the project is going to run smoothly and it provides the benefits for them and the environment that is promised at the outset,” Ofori added.

“IMS accreditation allows us to do that, with a quality mark that runs right through from our development and operational processes to our maintenance service which is available for the life cycle of a solar farm – typically 40 years.”