December 17th, 2013

Good buy to all that: learning about sustainable procurement


by Rebecca Pearson


Construction contractor Skanska might seem unlikely champions of the sustainability agenda, but they have joined with ten competitors to create a cutting edge sustainability initiative: The Supply Chain Sustainability School. The project aimed to use the group’s combined £6 billion spending power to engage their supplier base with the sustainability agenda by creating a training school. It has achieved impressive results to date: more than a 1,000 participants have attended supplier engagement days and 650 individual supplier action plans have been created collaboratively between supplier and customer that focus on increasing sustainability within the supply chain.

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