Our purpose Welcome to Action Sustainability

We are global thought leaders, consultants, software developers and service providers in sustainable business and supply chain management. Our mission is to “Inspire sustainable business”.

  • We inspire – through our social enterprise company we push the boundaries of best practice by setting new standards, researching and disseminating new knowledge
  • We lead – we lead collaborative groups of businesses to develop the capacity of their supply chains, like our award winning Supply Chain School
  • We advise – we work with organisations who aspire to best practice, we are the advisers of choice for many clients around the world
  • We train – we offer a range of training options from traditional classroom training to e-learning and other web based solutions
  • We measure – our innovative software package enables organisations to manage the sustainability performance of our clients’ supply chains. Unlike the numerous rating tools on the market, this package measures performance not practice
  • We verify – we evaluate sustainability in businesses, in buildings and in supply chains using leading international and national standards

Our aim is to extend the boundaries of best practice in sustainability by working with leading international clients who are recognised by their peers as leaders in their class. For example in 2012 Skanska was named Green Company of the year by The Sunday Times and both Molson Coors and United Utilities have been named as sector leaders on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. We are happy to have helped these and all our clients on their sustainability journey.

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    Where we came from and where we want to be

    Who we are

    Where we started

    Action Sustainability was founded in 2006 as a social enterprise. We helped to communicate the recommendations of the UK Sustainable Procurement Task Force. We were appointed technical authors of BS8903 the world's first sustainable procurement standard published in 2010.

    Where we are now

    We lead and deliver the Supply Chain Sustainability School, a collaboration of the key players in the UK construction industry to upskill the sector's supply chain. We led the UK and Australian delegations to develop ISO 20400. We offer a cloud based system to enable sustainability performance measurement. In 2016, we expanded to Asia Pacific region.

    Our plans for the future

    We aim to continue to offer services and tools that enable our global customers to be at the leading edge of sustainability practice.

    Consultancy

    We advise and support our global customers in the development and implementation of their sustainability strategies and the delivery of their strategies through their supply chains.

    How we do it
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    Supplier development

    We deliver the award-winning collaboration to upskill the UK built environment industry supply chain. The School is recognised for its leading edge learning and development techniques.

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    Performance measurement

    What gets measured, gets done. Our unique cloud-based tool enables real time performance measurement of sustainability issues within your supply chain.

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    How we work

    We inspire

    through our social enterprise company we push the boundaries of best practice by setting new standards, researching and disseminating new knowledge

    We lead

    we lead collaborative groups of businesses to develop the capacity of their supply chains, like our award winning Supply Chain School

    We advice

    we work with organisations who aspire to best practice, we are sole CIPS recommended advisors on sustainable procurement and the advisors of choice for many clients around the world

    We train

    we offer a range of training options from traditional classroom training to e-learning and other web based solutions

    We measure

    our innovative software package enables organisations to manage the sustainability performance of our clients’ supply chains. Unlike the numerous rating tools on the market, this package measures performance not practice

    We verify

    we evaluate client sustainable procurement practice against ISO 20400, as well as verification of supplier sustainability performance

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