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).

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