Tarmac drives decarbonisation with second supplier collaboration event

October 20, 2022

Tarmac is launching its second Supplier Sustainability Week to drive the net zero and wider sustainability agenda in partnership with its supply chain.   

Running from 7 to 11 November, a series of digital events and meetings will focus on knowledge sharing and how the company and its supply chain partners can further collaborate to deliver behavioural change across the industry, identifying opportunities to cut carbon now. 

Open to all, the week includes a wide range of free 30 and 60 minute sessions covering everything from strategic industry insights and collaboration case studies to specialist presentations on areas such as inclusion and diversity, renewable energy and sustainable packaging. 

Jonathan Harry, procurement director at Tarmac, said: “Against the backdrop of a climate emergency, the transition to net zero requires greater innovation as well as collaborative and behavioural change on a scale than we have not ever experienced before. It also calls for an improved appreciation of what effective supply chains and progressive procurement can achieve together.  

“Our Supplier Sustainability Week is a great example of how forward-thinking suppliers and people across our business are seizing the opportunity to drive the decarbonisation agenda.”  

The second Supplier Sustainability Week follows a highly successful inaugural event in 2021, which was attended by over 800 participants and helped to identify and bring forward several innovative solutions including the purchase of the UK’s first all electric mixer truck and the switching away from diesel to other, lower carbon alternatives. 

The event attracts participation from a wide range of organisations and individuals, with suppliers including Shell, Total Energies, Squeaky Energy, Chepstow Plant and Avetta among those already signed up to take part.  

To date, over 100 recommendations have been generated by Supplier Sustainability Week and 60 per cent of these ideas use technology that is either currently available or will be within the next two years.  

To register for events and learn more, [click here].