"We firmly believe that to achieve the sustainability goals we have set ourselves as an industry and business we need collaboration at every level from supply chain, our peers and our customers. The supply chain school provides this vital ingredient to help build knowledge and skills within the supply chain on issues such as waste, carbon, materials and communities.. In a time of increasing economic pressures for many businesses, it is fantastic to be providing free resources to equip our supply chain, many of whom are SMEs with the right skills and resources on this subject."
Rachel Woolliscroft – Sustainability Director
Wates Group is a family-owned development, construction & maintenance services company, whose values of performance, intelligence, teamwork, integrity and respect for people and communities, along with our long term vision and financial independence have enabled us to thrive for more than a century. Our business strategy is underpinned by our approach to responsible business which is framed under the brand of Reshaping Tomorrow. It focusses on the issues important to us, our customers, supply chain and wider stakeholders including ensuring the health & wellbeing of everyone who works for us, creating a positive impact on the environment, investing in communities where we work, bringing diverse teams together and driving sustainable building changes.
Wates believes to achieve its 2020 vision we need a supply chain that understands these issues. As the issues continue to change and new challenges arise, the Supply Chain Sustainability School provides a simple and effective way of accessing resources and knowledge to equip our supply chain members with this information. The collaborative approach across the sector is a win win as it provides a common message to the supply chain which we all use. Wates are proud to be members of this industry initiative.