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For the construction industry to thrive, it needs to adapt to changing demands and circumstances. Among the most critical is the need for sites to ensure that they are mindful of their impact on the environment. By doing so, the industry appears more considerate of environmental issues, thus improving the image of the whole industry.

A key way that sites can improve their environmental policies is by adhering to ethical sourcing practices.

The below examples show how one site achieved this:

  • Adopted an Ethical Sourcing Initiative requiring that all of the project’s main trade contractors and suppliers sign up to SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange).
  • SEDEX is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.
  • Used SEDEX to gather data and map each tier of the supply chain to identify possible risks.
  • Looking to, in the future, use SEDEX to inform procurement decisions.

This policy ensures that the site is aware of its environmental impact, and uses only ethically-sourced resources.

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Monitor Report. Mace. London. December 2016


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