Alcumus and the Supply Chain Sustainability School embark on partnership to help the UK Construction Industry ‘Build Back Better’

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Written by: Alcumus
19th November

Alcumus have joined forces with the Supply Chain Sustainability School on a mission to help the construction industry meet its challenging sustainability targets. Alcumus will collaborate with the School and  share its expert knowledge with the industry to support the School’s mission to deliver a more sustainable built environment.

The built environment accounts for nearly 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint1, prompting the government to call on the construction industry to cut emissions in half and slash costs by a third. At all levels of the supply chain, the environmental pressure is compounding as the industry strives to deliver more, for less. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has cited the slow adoption of new technologies as a key obstacle to achieving a sustainable built environment.2

The modern supply chain is no longer a simple linear chain, but rather a complex network of tiers and challenges. Real and perceived costs and a lack of expertise and resources are significant barriers for businesses looking to embrace the sustainability agenda. The School is a unique collaboration where industry experts like Alcumus come together to share their knowledge and provide members with free resources and support. 3

Alcumus is committed to helping create safer workplaces by providing expert knowledge of technology-led compliance and risk management solutions that complement the School’s mission.  Experts from across the Alcumus business will share essential know-how in environmental, social and economic sustainability issues: health and safety, reducing waste and energy consumption, climate change, technology and applications, modern slavery, ethical trading, and enhanced CSR monitoring and management

These solutions can help SMEs and larger corporations protect employees, meet client and regulatory demands, drive efficiency and improve sustainability performance.

Alyn Franklin, CEO of Alcumus, states:
“We are proud to partner with the Supply Chain Sustainability School who’s vision is to enable a sustainable built environment, which we believe can be strengthened by our rich stock of built environment knowledge. The construction industry is tackling substantial challenges across all levels of the supply chain, from sustainability issues, to the impact of Brexit and of course the Coronavirus pandemic. We’re deeply committed to supporting the community and the industry with the resources to address risks, build business resilience and help create safer workplaces and stronger built environment in the UK.’

Ian Heptonstall, Director at the Supply Chain Sustainability School, adds:
“We are delighted to welcome Alcumus into our collaboration. Committed partner organisations willing to share their expert knowledge helps us ensure the future of the UK’s built environment is fairer, greener and more robust, as the industry rallies together to ‘build back better’.”