One of the UK’s largest Engineering and Services businesses is hoping to go to the top of the class as it aims to achieve greater sustainability.
Family-owned and operated the HE Simm Group, which aims to be a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, has signed up to the Supply Chain Sustainability School as a Gold Partner.
The School is a collaboration between clients, contractors and first tier suppliers who want to build the skills of their supply chain. With more than 120 partners, the School is helping organisations drive improvement in relation to sustainability through the supply chain.
Partners collaborate to upscale their supply chain and workforce in the areas of sustainability which matter to them, namely improving competitiveness, increasing efficiency and overall contract success.
The School allows organisations to access training in five different areas; sustainability; offsite; digital; lean and management. It also offers businesses the opportunity to attend training and networking events and gain CPD points.
Martin Peacock, Operations Manager for the company’s Engineering division in the South and Chair of the Group’s sustainability working party, said: “We have set ourselves some extremely ambitious environmental targets, and signing up to the Supply Chain Sustainability School is another way of demonstrating our commitment to become net zero carbon by 2030.
“However, we can’t do this working in isolation, that’s why we are dedicated to working with our clients and suppliers to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to become carbon neutral by 2023, achieve zero waste to landfill by 2024 and zero avoidable waste on sites by 2030.”
Other targets HE Simm has set itself include achieving PAS 2060 carbon neutrality standard for the whole business, delivering a carbon gateway review of all new project designs by 2025 and to eliminate single-use plastics for the whole business by 2025.
Martin added: “Becoming more environmentally responsible doesn’t need to cost the earth, and in fact it makes a lot of business sense, it cuts down on waste, reduces costs, and most importantly it benefits the local environment that we live and work in.”