Going back to school is working well for Scotts

Scotts Timber Engineering has achieved its bronze membership of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and is already over 80 percent of the way towards silver membership.

A vital requirement for key suppliers in the new homes sector and endorsed by all the UK’s leading housebuilders, Sustainability School membership reassures home builders that essential sustainability skills and knowledge are embedded in every part of their business model. The scheme has been created via an award-winning collaboration between clients, contractors and their supply chains.

The School is an educational resource hub which allows its members to access online and in-person learning in eight main topic areas: sustainability, digital, offsite, procurement, lean construction, fairness, inclusion and respect, people and management.

Its ‘maturity matrix’ has helped Scotts to assess its current strengths and competencies, and has provided a tailored action plan that will help the business achieve best-in-class status.

Tom Hiles, technical timber sales manager at Scotts Timber Engineering, said:

“In so many ways, Scotts is a business where sustainability runs through our very core, not least because we manufacture and supply low carbon timber engineered solutions to help build the green homes of the future, from timber trussed rafters and metal web joists, to car ports and timber canopies.

“But we are always learning. Membership of the Supply Chain Sustainability School is our firm commitment to increase our skills, knowledge and experience across all aspects of environmental sustainability and ESG.

“The benefits don’t just extend to our ability to help tackle climate change and support our clients on their net zero journey. This membership is also proven to help increase efficiencies and decrease costs for housebuilders and our other customers.”

Scotts is progressing well with its own plans to cut its carbon emissions and reach net zero status by 2050.

Any housebuilder interested to know about Scotts Timber Engineering’s sustainability plans and the way it can assist in meeting the Future Homes Standard for new home building should contact the company at www.scottste.co.uk