Working together towards a more sustainable future

The construction sector is undergoing a period of transformation. As an industry, we have a significant role to play in reducing global emissions on the journey to net zero, protecting our natural environment and supporting social equity. With so many parties involved across the value chain, effective collaboration is central to our progress.

Supply chain sustainability charter

We recognise that our goals cannot be realised in isolation, and working in collaboration with our supply chain partners will be vital to our collective success. The Supply Chain Sustainability Charter provides a framework for delivery and contains clear sustainability expectations for our supply chain partners.

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Here are some of the ways we’re working to make our commitments reality:

While emissions reduction is a core focus, sustainability encompasses so much more than carbon. We have a unique chance to provide opportunities for communities, investing in local businesses and providing local employment through social value programmes. We have a responsibility to eradicate modern slavery within our industry. And we can be part of the movement to bring greater diversity to our sector.

We recognise that it is only by working closely with our supply chain partners that we will succeed in achieving our goals.

Be part of our story

We’re working with peers to try and reduce the administrative burden for suppliers, while making progress on sustainability. In standardising our requirements, we hope to make things more straightforward for everyone.

Some of the ways we’re doing this are:

• Making Constructionline Gold membership our standard. Constructionline automatically verifies supplier policies and certifications annually, ensuring they remain compliant and our relationship can continue unhindered.

• We are partner members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) which is free to access learning resources, carbon calculation tools and events to accelerate your own sustainability journey. We ask that our supply chain partners achieve Bronze membership, demonstrating continued focus on sustainable practices.

• High quality data from our suppliers is paramount to calculating our own carbon footprint and social impact. We request Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for optimum data quality., Where this is not yet an option, we use direct data submissions.

When it comes to innovation, we know we can make faster progress by working with others. We welcome new ideas to reduce our environmental impact, for instance through product innovation or waste reduction.