The so-called Good Companies Guide scores public companies in the FTSE 350 against a range of social, environmental and corporate governance criteria. It aims to show which businesses offer the best choice for ethical investment.

Mark Turnbull, safety, health, environment and quality director for Speedy Hire, said: “This latest achievement is further evidence of the strength of our commitment to developing our CR performance. We firmly believe that by adopting an industry-leading position on social and environmental responsibility, Speedy is a stronger company with improved employee and customer relationships.”