In response to the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) ambition to drive carbon out of construction the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is launching a new Sustainability Forum, which will meet for the first time on 9 June.
To be chaired by Giles Bradford, Communications and Engagement Manager at Bradfords Building Supplies and sponsored by BMF service member, Peak, the Sustainability Forum will bring together merchants and building material manufacturers for regular briefings and discussions to share progress and best practice.
The inaugural Sustainability Forum will feature a presentation about the CLC’s Construct Zero initiative from Hannah Vickers, CEO of the Association of Consulting Engineers.
Sustainability Forum Chair Giles Bradford joined his family’s business to head up communications in September 2019 after a 12-year career as an officer in the Royal Navy, and then as a management consultant in NHS and defence sectors. His understanding and passion for the sustainable built environment rapidly developed over the past 18 months and he now leads Bradfords’ commitment to it.
Giles Bradford said: “I’m delighted and honoured to chair the BMF Sustainability Forum. Bradfords’ approach to sustainability is underpinned with a deep-rooted understanding of the responsibility that the business has to support its communities and their futures. We must all work together.”
BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “As manufacturers and merchants, BMF members are in the vanguard of the supply chain and have a vital role to play in championing and delivering the changes necessary for success in the Race to Zero carbon. Our new Sustainability Forum will not just raise awareness, it will also shine a spotlight on the work members are doing to deliver low carbon solutions.”
Mark Perkins, Construction Territory Lead at Peak said: “Artificial intelligence is a technology that helps merchants and manufacturers to drive growth sustainably. Peak are proud to be sponsoring the inaugural BMF Sustainability Forum and look forward to sharing ideas on best practice and innovation.”