National homebuilder Keepmoat has partnered with sustainable supply chain risk and performance management company, Achilles, to develop sustainable sourcing practices in the homebuilding materials supply chain.
Keepmoat will be the first homebuilder in the UK to join Achilles’ construction network, ‘BuildingConfidence’, a supplier pre-qualification and accreditation service for the construction industry in the UK.
Achilles BuildingConfidence enables suppliers to share information and documentation on risks, ethical practices and sustainability credentials, and monitor and evaluate their own supply chains, to improve performance and assist in building stronger and long-lasting relationships with their suppliers.
Keepmoat will look roll out the platform to its largest suppliers initially, before feeding it through to all of its providers nationwide.
“As homebuilders, we are becoming increasingly aware of the importance to assess the major environmental and ethical impacts associated with our supply chain, and we strive for continuous improvements across all processes to ensure we continue to create thriving and sustainable communities.”Paul Jackson, Keepmoat Supply Chain Director
“As the first UK homebuilder to join Achilles’ BuildingConfidence network, we hope this paves the way for other homebuilders to follow in our footsteps.”
“From the need to source lower carbon materials, to making sure employment standards are ethical, our partnership with Achilles will help us to gain a broader understanding of the steps required to develop a more sustainable supply chain and raise standards within the industry.”John Bowden, Corporate Sustainability Adviser at Keepmoat
As the UK’s largest dedicated partnership homebuilder, Keepmoat has already joined the ‘Race to Zero’, committing to be a net zero carbon business by 2050. The homebuilder uses 100% renewable electricity and has trialled a range of initiatives to build a more sustainable future including low carbon concrete blocks and bricks, timber frame construction, low temperature asphalt, as well as reusing soil and aggregates.