Building project managers meet for green procurement strategy
A group of leading building project managers have met in order to discuss ways in which they could develop an industry-wide sustainable procurement strategy.
Established by Jewson, the Green Procurement Group (GPG) is looking at examining ways in which supply chains can work together to try and meet targets set by site waste management plans (SWMPs).
SWMP are set to become a legal requirement in April on all projects costing over £250,000.
"Between manufacturers and contractors there is little in the middle. We need to better harness the supply chain to put all the good work by the manufacturer, merchant and contractor together," Steve Millward, sustainability and quality director at Jewson and chair of the Construction Products Association's (CPA) waste working group, told the Contract Journal.
"Not a single manufacturer in the GPG has too little packaging," he added.
"Just like contractors, they overspec to protect their products, but by optimising there is an opportunity."
Article Date: 06 December 2007
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