Responsible Operating Practices & Partnerships

Our supply chain relationships underpin our operations and business delivery.

Our supply chain relationships underpin our operations and business delivery. We can only fulfil our approach to responsible business obligations by working with our supply chain to embed responsible operating practices and deliver to our Supply Chain Charter requirements.

What is it?

Taking a responsible approach.

Having the right operating practices ensures that our responsible approach to business is reflected in the way we carry out our business. It also means working with and influencing our supply chain and partners to ensure quality, mutually beneficial outcomes.

Our ambition

Why it’s important to us

Making a collective difference.

We are many times larger than ourselves through the activities we carry out and the supply chain we use. This gives us the chance to positively impact working practices through delivery, from payment terms and job creation through to education and our impact on the natural environment.

How we can have an impact

Manage a supply chain framework, working with partners to collectively meet our responsible business goals.

Safety first for ourselves, our partners and our customers.

Build and maintain positive partnerships and effective stakeholder engagement and communications.

Build and maintain a culture of respect in the workplace and on site.

Highlights in 2020

  • Developed draft supply chain charter ahead of testing and implementation.
  • Maintained and expanded communication with supply chain and key partners through Covid-19.
  • Developed plans for further engagement and support to our supply chain during 2021.

Our plans for 2021

  • Benchmark the draft charter against industry best practice and leading peers.
  • Launch the supply chain charter and set 3-5 year targets.
  • Pilot the charter with key suppliers.

Featured Partners

Homes England

Enabling infrastructure and boosting housebuilding delivery.

Home Builders Federation

Supporting best practice in housebuilding and customer service.

Considerate Constructors

Raising standards in the construction industry.

Business in the Community

Sharing a joint ambition for responsible business.

RoSPA

Supporting and recognising our award-winning H&S standards.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Partnering to deliver industrial and logistics opportunities.

Women into Construction

Promoting gender equality in construction.

Burton & South Derbyshire College

Partnering to educate the next generation of skilled workers.

Industrial Agents Society

Recognising our success as a leading industrial and logistics developer.

Armed Forces Covenant

Creating opportunities for former military personnel.

Swansea University

Delivering a new campus through transformational regeneration.

North Kesteven District Council

Supporting growth through industrial and logistics opportunities in Lincoln.

Ahead Partnership

Supporting education initiatives in our communities.

West Midlands Combined Authority

Creating apprenticeship opportunities through the Levy Transfer Fund.

Brook Graham

Supporting diversity and inclusion policy and initiatives.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Creating employment opportunities in Basingstoke.

OpenLand

Celebrating the contribution of LGBTQ+ people in property.

Covent Garden Market Authority

Partnering to transform New Covent Garden Market for the future.