Responsible procurement and sustainability
Data analysis shows regional imbalances across the UK, with disparity in employment, investment and quality of life. Traditional building methods tend to create value only in a project’s surrounding area, however, MMC has the potential to generate value in deprived areas in greater need, creating new employment opportunities and sustaining existing employment in the areas surrounding manufacturing facilities as well.
Using the MMC Database map, project teams can locate offsite manufacturing facilities near to a specific construction site or select suppliers in areas that could most benefit from economic uplift, consciously bringing sustainable employment to these communities by selecting a manufacturer in that area. It is also possible to view whether manufacturers are BES 6001 certified (Responsible sourcing of construction products), have a waste take-back strategy or are registered with the Supply Chain Sustainability School, bringing responsible procurement to the forefront of initial selection criteria.
By taking a much more holistic view when selecting supply chain partners, our MMC database can be used as a tool to support the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda, as well as enabling sustainability to become a much more conscious part of supply chain selection.