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Willmott Dixon urges suppliers to join Considerate Constructors

8 January 2019 | By CM staff

Ed Hardy (left) and Rick Willmott (right)

Willmott Dixon is encouraging its supply chain to register with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

All of the contractor’s 600 Category A supply chain partners, which make up around 85% of its total supply chain spend, are being encouraged to join the new Category A Plus programme.

It said it was keen that suppliers who join the programme also register with the Scheme.

Membership means that the Considerate Constructors Scheme can work with Willmott Dixon’s supply chain partners to monitor and encourage best practice in consideration to their workforce, the local environment and those communities impacted by their construction activities.

The initiative by Willmott Dixon forms part of its “Better Together” programme introduced earlier this year, where its largest suppliers move to the newly created Category A Plus standard as part of a strategy to work with fewer suppliers to strengthen relationships, collaborate more closely on future workload and improve efficiency and quality of the products delivered to customers.

The company aims to have over 220 of its supply chain partners registered to Category A Plus by the end of 2019.

Willmott Dixon’s group chief executive, Rick Willmott said: “Having a sustainable and reliable team of supply chain partners is a strategic priority for Willmott Dixon as we get ready for a post-Brexit era. By working with an exceptional supply chain, we can deliver to the highest quality for our customers and it is a natural step to encourage our Category A Plus suppliers to be registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which has served our industry so well in supporting good relations within the communities where we build our projects.”

Considerate Constructors Scheme chief executive Edward Hardy said: “Willmott Dixon encouraging its Category A Plus supply chain partners to register with the Scheme is game-changing and signifies the importance of making a successful, sustainable supply chain with shared goals to improve the image of construction.”

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