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Eighty-two per cent of construction industry investing in sustainability strategies according to Tata Steel report

Eighty-two per cent of construction industry investing in sustainability strategies according to Tata Steel report | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Barry Rust, Energy & Sustainability Manager at Tata Steel stated: “Sustainability is becoming a critical issue in the construction industry, as shown by the results detailed in our report. Responsible sourcing emerged as a particularly important theme, with the industry clearly prioritising a need to understand the provenance and impact of the materials used in construction. As a manufacturer of construction products certified to BES 6001 responsible sourcing standard, we are pleased to see such a positive response to responsible sourcing and plan to use the findings from the report to encourage greater adoption of sustainable materials in the construction industry."
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Leaders in the construction industry are already investing in responsible sourcing; are you also following the tren?

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Construction industry unaware of modern slavery risks, survey finds

Construction industry unaware of modern slavery risks, survey finds | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
While 84% of respondents from a sample survey of the group’s 14,000 construction industry members agreed that the UK should take leadership on modern slavery and human trafficking, 51% conceded a lack of knowledge about necessary measures to take if the issue was met in their organisation.
EcoVadis's insight:

There is a great need by all tiers of the supply chain to work together to turn awareness into action. Are you working your way in your supply chain to take action against modern slavery?

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Norm Miller's curator insight, October 24, 2016 12:56 PM
With so many desperate immigrants in the world modern day exploitation is possible or various forms of slave labor.

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