Hammerson’s 2014 Annual Supplier Report Reveals 90% of Suppliers Have Waste and Energy Specific Initiatives

10/04/2015

Hammerson celebrates sustainable suppliers in their recently published 2014 Annual Supplier Report. For the second year running, the property development and asset management company has undertook a monitoring exercise of sustainability standards of their suppliers.

Some of the key headlines  include: 

  • 174 suppliers completed the online supply chain survey.
  • 87% of suppliers surveyed have their own Corporate Responsibility policy, illustrating that this is increasingly a standard approach for all types of business.
  • Key areas for specific initiatives include waste and energy reduction; over 90% of the suppliers have specific initiatives in these areas, followed by responsible procurement of materials (82%).

Louise Ellison, Head of Sustainability for Hammerson said: “We are delighted with the progress our Supply Chain survey and report are showing across our supply chain. As a major purchaser of services and supplies we are conscious of our responsibility both to encourage good practice and to celebrate it. Many of the companies we work with are putting substantial resource behind their sustainability policies and strategies and it is important to recognise this as part of our tender process.  It is equally important however, to ensure this is a collaborative process that supports the companies we work with as they look to improve or expand their sustainability performance. 

We work with a very wide range of businesses and our online supply chain survey has been successful in raising awareness, encouraging sustainability and recognising good practice.

Our next project will be to refresh the survey to make it more sector specific but also to reflect the increasingly sophisticated approach companies are taking to this issue. It is no longer sufficient to simply ask about their policies when there is such a wealth of evidence and impacts that are being delivered.”

 

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