Contractors Must Be Leaders in Sustainable Construction Material Procurement

January 11, 2022 EcoVadis ‏‏‎

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in the construction supply chain and procurement process. Although the industry’s overall sustainability performance is improving—according to the fifth annual Business Sustainability Risk & Performance Index—the pandemic highlighted the importance of construction companies assuming a leadership role in integrating environmental sustainability criteria into their procurement processes.

Given the challenges of the pandemic, it is understandable that sustainable procurement, a key catalyst for mitigating sustainability risks across the supply chain, trended downward across all industries, including construction (falling by 0.4 points on the 2019 average to 37.6 in 2020).


Read the full article at: constructionexec.com

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