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Wessex Archaeology


Wessex Archaeology is the UK’s leading provider of archaeology and heritage services and an educational charity.

We work in partnership with our clients, nationally and internationally, to deliver practical, sustainable solutions when there are heritage considerations. Our experience and knowledge help our clients achieve successful planning outcomes, engage communities and stakeholders, and strengthen appreciation and understanding of the historic environment. As a charity, we work to leave a positive legacy of social cohesion and wellbeing within local communities, through knowledge and skills sharing.

Sustainability and Supply Chain

As a leading cultural heritage organisation, Wessex Archaeology is committed to protecting and enhancing the value of the historic environment, meeting the needs of the present without compromising those of the future.

Our sustainability strategy has been developed in the context of the climate emergency, the drive towards Net Zero, and the emerging worldwide consensus that the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development be adopted as the blueprint for future peace and prosperity.

This framework and common language articulate the benefits of cultural heritage and ensure that we place the environment and public benefit at the heart of our business, to deliver meaningful value to the clients and communities that we serve. With that in mind, our key strategic sustainability priorities are:

  1. To accelerate reduction of our carbon footprint to meet net-zero by 2030
  2. To lead the sector in delivering Cultural Heritage value as part of Sustainable Development
  3. To establish governance to embed our approach to sustainability throughout our operations
Why a Partner?

We are committed to leading the sector in delivering cultural heritage value as part of Sustainable Development. This goal is fundamental to everything we do as an organisation. As a Supply Chain Sustainability School partner, we are able to share our knowledge and expertise with others in the sector and learn from other companies leading change.