Barratt Rewards Our Efforts In School
10 July 2017
As part of our relationship with leading house builder Barratt, we were asked to enrol in the Supply Chain Sustainability School and to attain Bronze status prior to the end of 2017. So it’s great news and a great achievement that we have recently been awarded Siver status for our efforts.
The School is backed and funded by the UK's top house builders, contractors and clients and was founded to help the supply chain meet the challenging targets set out by UK Government with regards to house building; delivering one million new homes by 2020 and doing so with improved levels of efficiency, quality and sustainability.
As part of its remit it provides practical support in the form of CPD accredited e-learning modules and training workshops, tailored self-assessments and action plans, bench-marking tools, networking opportunities and access to thousands of online resources linked to 10 key sustainability issues.
Richard Taylor, Technical Sales Manager, explains further: “Barratt was the first customer to ask us to become a member of the School and attaining Silver status is quite a feather in our cap. However, in order to maintain that status we need to keep working on the online modules and learning about the key issues that the industry faces. Topics are varied and include such things as sustainable procurement, waste, water, biodiversity and supply chain diagnostics.”
“ Without doubt membership and involvement in the scheme has provided some significant benefits. Business-wise it has helped us become more competitive, more focused on supply chain issues and prompted both cost and time savings. In fact Mark Kelly, Chief Executive, would really like to see us integrate much of what we do into the business as a whole,” he adds.
There are three levels of recognition for member companies – Bronze, Silver and Gold – and participants can monitor their progress at any point while also benchmarking themselves against other members. From an initial 10-point personalised action plan, companies can measure their progress and update the action plan to demonstrate continuous improvement to clients.
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