sustainable supply chain
"I have been impressed with the way Tarmac has embraced the sustainable procurement agenda. Governments, customers and civil society around the world are demanding to know more about how supply chains are managed in a sustainable way."
Shaun McCarthy, OBE,
We take a proactive and innovative approach to responsible procurement. We believe that buying better means both delivering the best procurement contracts available and providing supply chain assurance that integrates sustainability into our procurement decisions. We have a Supplier Code of Conduct and Ethical Procurement Code that sets out our standards and expectations for suppliers. Our procurement team has responsibility in supporting the delivery of our responsible sourcing strategy which is aligned to the principles of the ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement - guidelines.
It is important for us to be able to give our customers confidence in the products we sell by being open and transparent in how our products have been sourced, manufactured and transported in a responsible and ethical way. To demonstrate this we’ve worked hard to ensure that Tarmac’s range of products are certified against BES 6001 the framework standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products and rated ‘excellent’. This is a major achievement for our business and we believe we are the first company in our sector to achieve this across the full product range.
During the year Tarmac pledged its commitment to the Gangmasters Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) Construction Protocol. This document seeks to establish a voluntary information sharing agreement to raise awareness and drive out modern slavery from the construction sector.