Social value in the built environment - January 2020

An update of the Supply Chain Sustainability School's social value in the built environment, encapsulating the different approaches of School Partners and members to social value and to provide tips to help members work more effectively on social value.


Building the business case for sustainable procurement

This report considers the business case for sustainability and examines the commercial benefits of adopting sustainable procurement principles and practices. It evaluates 12 drivers and uses a collection of cases studies and examples to demonstrate how organisations have engaged their supply chains to respond to the sustainability impacts (risks and opportunities) relevant to their business context.

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Social Value & Design of the Built Environment

There is no legal definition of ‘social value’ and many clients and stakeholders provide their own (see ‘frequently asked questions’). For the purposes of this document, social value means the direct, positive impacts for people and communities that can be created by going beyond ‘fit for purpose’ built environment design...

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Industry Briefing note on Social Value

This document is intended to:

  • Explain to School members what social value means in the UK and why it matters within the built environment
  • Share the different approaches of School Partners to social value, to help members work more effectively with those Partners and any tools that they are using...

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Our Strategy and Policy

Action Sustainability's strategy and policy when it comes to what we do best. Good sustainability strategy and policy can drive innovation, meets the needs of the future and is good for your business.

Our Sustainability Strategy

Human Rights & Modern Slavery Capability Statement

The majority of adverse sustainability impacts and risks reside in supply chains and we help our clients assess these impacts and mitigate their risks through effective procurement and supply chain governance and management...

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Global Trends in Sustainable Procurement of Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices

There are many areas across the spectrum of sustainable procurement where interventions can be made to improve the inclusions and success of sustainable procurement in the purchase and supply of P&MD.

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The Journey Towards Strategic Sustainable Procurement

Benchmarking of 40 organisations assessed on their alignment with the ISO 20400:2017 sustainable procurement standard.

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Plant Category Group Minimum Standards Briefing - July 2019

There is a desire from within the industry to have a common set of forward-looking and challenging yet achievable sustainability performance standards to be used when purchasing or hiring P&E to reduce impacts from construction sites across the UK.

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Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

Our annual report - published April 2019

Gender Pay Gap Report 2019