Operating with integrity
We believe the business processes, operating models and workflows that we have developed over the past 30 years are the most reliable and proven consulting methodologies available.
We have aligned with various respected bodies to enable us to understand and deploy the very best ways of working.
To learn more about a particular facet of our approach to business and the best practices we adopt, please click or tap on the relevant tab below.
ISO 9001 is the world’s most recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard and is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS).
Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS).
Organisations use the standard to improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.
Learn more about the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) here.
Litmus has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Framework Agreement for the provision of Management Consultancy Services, Agreement Ref: RM6008.
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.
As a named supplier, in many cases our services can be engaged by public sector organisations without having to undertake a further competition so long as the assignment is of less than nine months duration.
As an organisation providing consultancy services across the UK, we are committed to delivering social, economic and environmental benefits through the outcomes we help to deliver.
For more than 30 years we have been committed to be the leading Consultancy to the Public and Private sectors. We have always considered it our duty to influence the positive contributions that can be made by service providers and the social value improvements that can be created through their service delivery – whatever that may be.
We do this by:
- Understanding the Social Value objectives of our clients under the three key headings of:
- Economic well-being
- Social well-being
- Environmental well-being
- Ensuring these objectives are valued as part of the solutions provided.
- Learn from others and pass on this knowledge to our staff, those that work with us and to our clients.
- Ensure all services for existing clients are reviewed in terms of the social value being provided by Litmus directly or by the Contractor(s) the appointed by the client.
- Work with a selection of chosen organisations who deliver and/or influence positive social value.
- Offer our clients a service to independently audit their social value effectiveness and of any contractor working on their behalf in the provision of services.
- Work within the local community of our headquarters to directly deliver social value to our locality.
- Set and measure our own objectives in relation to:
- Economic well-being through the use and employment of local skills and resources
- Social well-being by encouraging the support of our local community activities and charities
- Environmental well-being by achieving ISO14001 accreditation and being a responsible and considerate business, employer, tenant and neighbour
Practical measurements of success:
- Ensure all relevant new tender specifications and contracts include which social value opportunities and requirements should be achieved and how progress should be measured.
- Seek feedback from clients as to how our contracts or those of the appointed Contractor are meeting their Social Value objectives.
- Share the results and any recommended solutions to issues which emerge from any independent audit we carry out for clients and their contractors.
- We achieve our own Social Value objectives each year.
At all times Litmus Partners, Consultants, Associates and Support Team Members shall maintain the highest ethical standards in all matters that relate to clients’ businesses and shall act solely in each client’s best interest.
All Litmus Partners, Consultants and staff will observe the following best practice:
- Provide the best possible service to each client;
- Accept work for which they are suitably qualified to undertake;
- Maintain full confidentiality in relation to every aspect of each client’s business;
- Provide complete impartiality and objectivity in all aspects of advice and support provided to clients;
- Undertake their work with integrity and in a professional manner that inspires respect, trust and confidence of every party concerned;
- Use their best endeavours to seek out and recommend only the highest quality-led services that meet their clients’ cost requirements; and
- Maintain a fair and even-handed approach in client-supplier negotiation matters.
We will not take chances with your personal data. Litmus is committed to managing digital records and data securely.
We are a Cyber Essentials accredited organisation.
The Cyber Essentials Scheme is managed by The National Cyber Security Centre ~ www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk ~ and is funded by the British Government.
Cyber security risks are on the increase and the Cyber Essentials accreditation process checked our ICT defences against commodity based cyber-attacks. Our Cyber Essentials accreditation goes beyond compliance with the requirements for the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
In the context of the tasks we undertake as a business, sometimes we will need to share personal contact information, fiscal data about the organisations we work with and, potentially, the employment details of individuals.
Cyber-criminals must be prevented from accessing such data, as by doing so, they could open a gateway to obtaining further sensitive information about individuals, organisations and other stakeholders involved in your business.
We believe that any organisation engaged in consultancy and, de facto, the management of your data, in any capacity, should hold Cyber Essentials accreditation Certificate No. IASME-A-015614.
Litmus has always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which is compliant with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. We were quick to recognise our obligations to update and expand this program to meet the requirements of GDPR.
We completed this work and declared that we’d met all the new criteria with effect from 16 May 2018.
We recognise too that we must continue to keep pace with any further changes, additions and clarifications of the new regulations which might require us, from time-to-time, to update our documentation and records accordingly.
Work with us
Whether it’s a business, education, health, government or leisure setting, we see a diverse range of challenges. Challenges that will have solutions. We bring a fresh and independent perspective and deliver innovative, realistic strategies that result in positive outcomes for everyone.