When we contacted our supply chain on Project Roman about the Scheme’s Ultra Site initiative, the response we had from them was remarkable.
We contacted all directors of our supply chain to discuss the merits of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and the benefits the initiative would have to their operations and workforce going forward. Over 75% of the supply chain had replied to us confirming interest within the first day, and by the end of the first fortnight, over 90% had registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
18 of the 24 Tier 1 and 2 subcontractors have enrolled with the Scheme, and within the 18 key subcontractors, 100% of them are Tier 1. This makes up 93% of the value of the project subcontract work which is an incredibly positive reflection on both the project as well as an endorsement of the principles of Ultra Site scheme.
Some examples of our collaboration include:
- OPLC Site Collaboration Wall: We created a Considerate Constructors wall along the site entrance walkway to endorse the Scheme as well as to promote collaborative working between ourselves and our trades. On this display we showcased site teams e-learning certificates, previous CCS awards and awards photos, Ultra Site branding and quotes from subcontractors on benefits of registering with CCS.
- OPLC and Scheme Awards Night: We are hosting an awards lunch that recognises the supply chain success on Project Roman. We will be offering all 18 of the Scheme enrolled subcontractors an award which will be identified as Gold, Silver and Bronze in keeping with the CCS style of award system. We will also present three additional awards that highlights the subcontractors outstanding contribution to collaboration, innovation and community.
- OPLC Volunteer Day: A team of Overbury staff and our supply chain visited a Beavers and Scouts Hut to undertake a series of repairs free of charge.
- OPLC Workshops: Our CCS Champion is working with the supply chain to encourage them to embrace the Scheme. James is reviewing all visit reports, checking them for good practice, innovations and ways in which the companies could improve. Towards the end of the project, James will hosting a CCS workshop with each trade to discuss experiences of the Scheme.
Monitor Report. Overbury. London. October 2018.