Responsible Supply Chain

2022 Supplier Sustainability Week


“Our Supplier Sustainability Week is a great example of how forward-thinking suppliers and people across our business are seizing the opportunity to drive the decarbonisation agenda.” 

Jonathan Harry, procurement director at Tarmac

In 2022, Tarmac launched its second Supplier Sustainability Week to drive the net zero and wider sustainability agenda in partnership with its supply chain.

The week ran from 7 to 11 November 2022, and was a series of digital events and meetings focused on knowledge sharing on how we and our supply chain partners can further collaborate to deliver behavioural change across the industry, identifying opportunities to cut carbon now.

The week included a wide range of free 30- and 60-minute sessions covering everything from strategic industry insights and collaboration case studies to specialist presentations on areas such as inclusion and diversity, renewable energy and sustainable packaging. In total, we had 635 attendees, held 16 sessions and delivered over 13 hours of content.

Jonathan Harry, procurement director at Tarmac, said: “Against the backdrop of a climate emergency, the transition to net zero requires greater innovation as well as collaborative and behavioural change on a scale that we have never experienced before. It also calls for an improved appreciation of what effective supply chains and progressive procurement can achieve together.

The second Supplier Sustainability Week followed a highly successful inaugural event in 2021, which was attended by over 800 participants. That event helped to identify and bring forward several innovative solutions including the purchase of the UK’s first all-electric mixer truck and the switching away from diesel to other, lower carbon alternatives.

The November 2022 event attracted participation from a wide range of organisations and individuals, with suppliers including Shell, Total Energies, Squeaky Energy, Chepstow Plant and Avetta among those to take part.