In a move said to provide further demonstration of its commitment to drive the sustainability agenda, SIG UK has become a partner of the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) with the company stating that the partnership will “provide the resources to help SIG UK lead the conversation on sustainable building practices both internally and with its supply chain”.
SIG UK will encourage suppliers to join the school, making use of the learning modules available and raising awareness of sustainable practices. A priority will be to use and contribute to the development of the Carbon Calculator Tool. This provides a standard methodology for measuring carbon. SIG will be encouraging its supply chain to submit data for better insight into total carbon output and where improvements can be made.
Lorna Stork, the Environment, Sustainability and Governance Director for SIG UK, plans to use this partnership to raise awareness internally too. Through creating 25 ‘Champions’ within the business, who will receive a custom development pathway, she hopes to embolden teams to lead sustainability conversations. Additionally, by encouraging colleagues in key positions to make use of the school, Lorna plans to further foster dialogue about sustainability throughout the supply chain.
She explained: “I’m excited about the partnership with the SCSS, being able to lead the conversation and drive awareness for sustainability is a key goal for SIG UK. We’re keen to ensure our teams and supply chain are leaders in sustainable building and the school will be a key pathway making this happen.”