Action Sustainability

As industry leaders in Sustainable Procurement, we provide advice, services and tools that will enable you to embed sustainable supply chain management principles across your business and into your supply chain, allowing you to benefit from improved sustainability performance and brand value together with reduced risks and costs.

We provide innovative solutions that help our clients embed sustainable outcomes within complex supply chains.

In 2013 we along with our partners, received a number of awards including the 'CIPS Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility' award as well as the 'Overall CIPS award' for the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Our experienced team provide specialist business advice, training, services and practical tools that will help your organisation transform your supply chain's contribution to your sustainability objectives;

  • Identify why sustainability is important to your organisation
  • Link your strategic goals to an effective sustainable supply chain management strategy
  • Implement your strategy throughout your procurement team and through your supply chain
  • Put in place measurement, evaluation and assurance mechanisms to ensure your approach is embedded in everyday business practices and provides.

Supply Chain Sustainability School

Launched in 2012, the School is a multi-award winning online e-learning platform and initiative which represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within our supply chains. With over than 30,000 members across the Built Environment sectors, the School provides free practical support through tailored self-assessment and action plans. Learning is provided in the form of online resources such as e-learning modules, toolbox talk videos, web links, presentations and documents. The School also delivers sustainability training and networking events across the UK.

The School is delivered by Action Sustainability and uses knowledge and resources from industry specialists. It is supported by CITB and over 80 industry-leading partners

BS 8903 - the industry standard for Sustainable Procurement

The world's first standard for sustainable procurement, BS 8903: Principles and Framework for Procuring Sustainably was launched in summer 2010.

BS 8903 provides guidance to any size and type of organisation on adopting and embedding sustainable procurement principles and practices.

It covers all stages of the procurement process and is applicable across industry, public, private and third sector organisations.