More than just tech

Everything we do – from paying our taxes to offering carbon neutral solutions – can be traced back to our commitment to do the right thing

Doing the right thing

Social value has become somewhat of a buzzword. But to us, it’s the positive and measurable impact that we create by doing the right thing. Whether that’s through our communities, our partners, suppliers, staff, or the wider economy. And how do we benchmark our success against these criteria? Through a series of social pledges that range from commitments to the local economy right the way through to health and well-being initiatives.

Download our social value report to read about our nine social value pledges in full and to find out how our impact-driven technology solutions will help shape a safer, greener future.

Early Career Opportunities

Our headcount has, and always will have a significant proportion set aside for apprenticeship and undergraduate programmes. We’re proud to have given so many young people the chance to kick-start their career’s within the IT sector.

> Early Careers

We pay our taxes in full

We always pay our fair share. Whether that’s through responsible tax practices or highly-competitive salaries. We’re proud our business has a part to play in the wider health of the UK economy.

> How else do we help?

Carbon Neutral Solutions

All our customers enjoy a monthly carbon offset certificate as standard. And after being recognised by CCS as a strategic supplier of multi-cloud, we’re committed to becoming carbon negative.

> Our green credentials

Social Value Quality Mark

This award recognises UKCloud’s outstanding commitment to independently measure and report the value they deliver for society. As the first tech firm to receive the award, they’ve taken steps to define what it means for them, their services and their culture.

– Richard Dickens, Founder, Quality Mark

A message from Julia Lopez

I am delighted that UKCloud’s positive impact on the community and its commitment to “doing the right thing” for its customers, partners, suppliers and staff has been recognised in this way.

– Julia Lopez, Parliamentary Secretary, The Cabinet Office

Independently Verified

We are the first technology firm in the UK to receive the Social Value Quality (SVQ) Mark award.

At the beginning of 2021, UKCloud was awarded a level one certification from SVQ. However, midway through the year, we had already demonstrated that we met the criteria needed to fulfil level two status.  We achieved this feat having been audited by SVQ and successfully demonstrating our commitment to research, measure and report on our social impact. Read the full report below.

Champions of innovation in the public sector

We’ve partnered with over 300 specialist organisations to help remove the internal pressure that has been heaped on public sector organisations to develop new, cloud-native services.

Why build when you can buy? Remember, by going SaaS – you’ll benefit from an ever-evolving feature set that enterprise IT teams rarely have time to deliver. Win-win.

We’re a carbon negative cloud company

UKCloud has always taken responsibility for managing, reducing and offsetting our environmental footprint, and we are proud to have been offering validated carbon offset activities to our customers at no additional charge since 2014.

We’re really proud to have taken the next step which has seen UKCloud becoming “carbon negative”, following our recent investment in CoForest, a new carbon offsetting forest near Bath.

Four key stats taken from the Social Value Report

A word from our CEO

At UKCloud, our passion is to do the right thing by citizens and taxpayers and we have always recognised the importance of Social Value to the UK economy. This Quality Mark from Social Value Business provides clear and independent evidence of our commitment to be a leader in the UK tech industry.

– Simon Hansford, CEO, UKCloud

Download the Social Value Report – 2021

Social Value Business has been working with UKCloud for six months to support them in a bid to measure what matters and demonstrate the value UKCloud brings to the local economy and other areas of social value interest. The results speak for themselves.

It is clear from the report that UKCloud – and its diversity of technology solutions – drive value, innovation, and resilience, whilst their commitment to do the right thing has a positive impact in areas such as environmental impact, health & wellbeing, and employment & volunteering. Download your copy today.