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3 September 2014 | Gurjit Degun
National Grid has become the first infrastructure company to partner with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
Global procurement sustainability manager at National Grid Colin Braidwood said the move showed the company’s commitment to sustainability within the supply chain. The School aims to educate suppliers in sustainability.
“Whether you come at sustainability from a risk or opportunity mindset, only by working collaboratively can we leverage the expertise within the supply chain and with peers to address the social and environmental challenges in front of us,” he said. “The School helps drive forward momentum and National Grid is delighted to join at such an exciting time for infrastructure sustainability.”
Sector commercial director at Taylor Woodrow and chair of the School Infrastructure Group Eamonn Costello added: “National Grid is a major client who is well placed to work as part of the School to deliver sustainability awareness; development and support to a wider supply chain spectrum. Infrastructure continues to be a developing market. We welcome National Grid as a partner to reinforce the significance of sustainability within the industry as a whole.”
The Supply Chain Sustainability School, which was launched in 2012, was named the overall winner at the CIPS Supply Management Awards last year.