As an integral part of the construction industry, we at Wholesale Wood Flooring wanted to ensure we were fully armed with the right information to conduct our business in the most ecological and environmentally-friendly way with sustainable wood flooring
We wanted up to date information on UK climate laws, supplying from sustainable sources, energy, carbon, waste, biodiversity and water. We wanted to make sure we not only have the knowledge but were qualified to understand it and show our stakeholders we do apply the principles of sustainability.
We decided to embark on the courses delivered by the Supply Chain Sustainability School, this is an award-winning training provider which is a collaboration within the construction industry between the partners and members who are all working together for a ‘sustainable built environment’ whereby the construction industry shares their knowledge and teachings with each other.
We felt it was important to be part of this collaboration and work with the businesses who have the same values as us.
The Supply Chain Sustainability School provided a wealth of resources including e-learning modules, webpages, documents as well as tools for our own strategic planning of sustainability actions and KPI’s. These resources helped us to gain an understanding on what the impact our business can have on the environment and the measures we can take to reduce this impact.
The Supply School Chain initially did an assessment on our business and it then produced a bespoke action plan specifically for Wholesale Wood Flooring. Our initial action plan consisted of learning about Opportunities for UK businesses from Climate Change Adaptation, how the UK is preparing to adapt to climate change and reading how Morgan Sindall is committed to sustainability.
We also gained certificates of a 100% pass rate in each of the following; the Introduction of Sustainable Construction, Introduction to Water, Introduction to Biodiversity, Climate Change and Carbon, Economy and Community and Environmental Management. We were awarded a bronze status for this.
We then proceeded to Silver status by learning of Social Return on Investment, Greenhouse Gas, compliance with environmental law, environmental impact of higher recycled content in construction projects, climate impact tools, reclaimed building products and recyclability efficiency metric.
We are now working towards Gold status and looking forward to working with other businesses who hold the same values as ourselves.