SEPA’s SGA with Robertson will be a long-term partnership that has potential for far reaching impact. It will primarily focus on interventions to improve the environmental and sustainability performance of the supply chain during the construction phase of the building lifecycle for both public and private sector projects.
Our joint aspiration is for all elements in the supply chain to achieve high environmental performance by using resources efficiently to effect lower demands on water,
energy and materials.
SEPA regulates activities undertaken by a number of businesses including construction companies, house builders, waste hauliers, industrial operators, product manufacturers and suppliers. Acting as a ‘critical friend’ Robertson will highlight any systemic issues associated with meeting environmental regulations so that action can be taken to tackle them before they result in environmental harm or a licence breach.
Any opportunities identified to help upskill suppliers and sub-contractors to meet their environmental obligations, support them to do more for the environment and create opportunities that link business success with environmental success will also be shared.
The two organisations will also work together to:
undertake a joint review to help prioritise focus and actions in the supply chain;
pilot, review and share SEPA training content and guidance for the industry around environmental compliance and moving beyond;
explore new ways of identifying the suppliers and sub-contractors most in need of support, intervening to help support, but using compliance history to inform supply chain selection, and contractual compliance requirements to drive improvements.
For the full details of this Sustainable Growth Agreement, please see the below PDF document.