Sustainable procurement is more than just making ‘green’ purchases. A sustainable procurement policy and plan enables a business or project to formulate a coherent supply chain strategy whilst considering the environment, as well as the social and economic impact of all activities within the development cycle.
A sustainable procurement plan can deliver ‘value for money’ for clients whilst enhancing the quality and sustainability of their supply chains, and also those of their sub-contractors. With an ever-growing focus on ‘cradle to grave’ and ‘cradle to cradle’ solutions for all products and materials, sustainable design and specification within the built environment will play an enormous part in this success.
SRE’s sustainability consultants work with clients and project teams to formulate and structure company and/or project specific sustainable procurement plans in support of wider objectives including BREEAM and WELL building standards.