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Whether it is large scale rail projects, or improvements to our highways, sustainability plays an integral part of project delivery in infrastructure.

Sustainable infrastructure – supporting its delivery

Industry clients are facing increasingly tough environmental and social requirements on the largest pipeline of major infrastructure projects for decades.

Project investment over the next 20 years provides the industry with an opportunity to not only improve the transport, energy and utility infrastructure, but also to deliver significant reductions in environmental impacts and improvements in the value that society receives from this public investment.

Clients are demanding more sustainable practices; stakeholders are exerting more pressure and legislation is becoming increasingly stringent. As a result, the demand for supply chains to provide efficient, green and ethical solutions as normal business routine is increasing.

Many challenges

With tough UK carbon reduction targets in place, waste in resources provides negative impacts both from an environmental and an economic perspective.

Legislation such as the Immigration Act 2014 and Modern Slavery Act 2015 is forcing organisations to re-consider their labour standards, as well as a predicted skills shortage within the Infrastructure sector; the need to embed sustainable outcomes within the supply chain is stronger than ever.

Excellence in this area is providing organisations within the supply chain an opportunity to differentiate themselves from their competitors and work with more enlightened clients.

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Key topics in infrastructure

These topics can have a serious impact on infrastructure and its supply chain. Find out more about each topic.

Energy & Carbon

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Modern Slavery

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Social Value

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

Enabling the built environment to move from a linear to…

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Nathalie Ritchie, Supply Chain CSR Manager, National Grid
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