Galliford Try launches Net Zero Partners carbon initiative for supply chain

Topic Carbon, Supply chain, Sustainability

Date 19 May 2022

Galliford Try has launched its new Net Zero Partners programme, an initiative to collaborate closely with its supply chain and design consultants to help everyone in the industry reach their net zero carbon targets.

The scheme will be rolled out across the Galliford Try group, beginning with Morrison Construction in Scotland, and is intended to provide a framework for two-way collaborative learning, benefiting from Galliford Try’s experience and innovation within low carbon construction, and the specific skillsets of the supply chain.

Net Zero Partners empowers the supply chain to make proactive decisions around their own carbon strategy and understand what is required to work with Galliford Try on its journey to Net Zero, using a clear set of guidelines and recommendations, and in turn provides Galliford Try with industry insight to inform and adjust that journey.

The initiative is based on three key pillars of carbon literacy, upskilling and continual improvement and quality. These encourage an understanding of what carbon is and how to measure it properly, the skills required for low carbon instruction, including sharing knowledge and signposting to relevant accredited training, and how to utilise low carbon construction methods and digital tools to maximise quality.

Around 45 supplier organisations attended the launch event near Glasgow, with initial feedback on extremely positive.

Allan Smith, Low Carbon Manager for Morrison Construction, said: “Net Zero Partners is crucially important to help our business achieve its carbon targets as we can’t do this alone. By collaborating together we can get ahead of the curve, sharing best practice and driving innovation to propel us forward.

“The event has been fantastically well-supported which shows there is a real appetite for developing in this area and I am excited about the possibilities that Net Zero Partners will open up for us going forward.”

Galliford Try has pledged to achieve Net Zero carbon across its own operations by 2030, and Net Zero across all activities by 2045 at the latest.