A Tarmac first as it secures new five-star Achilles status
Tarmac, one of the UK’s foremost quarrying and construction materials companies, has become the first in its sector to secure top marks in a new, prestigious five-star rating from Achilles BuildingConfidence.
BuildingConfidence is an independent third-party accreditation scheme, which validates supply chain management, health and safety, responsible sourcing and environmental performance.
The company first received Achilles BuildingConfidence certification in December 2009, and it has now met the newly launched five-star score for construction businesses. This latest accolade underlines the strength of Tarmac’s robust management systems and commitment to providing greater supply chain transparency.
The five-star rating is an incentive and a guide for certified Achilles BuildingConfidence suppliers, enabling them to understand how they perform against the accreditation standards. The aim is to drive higher levels of compliance and encourage companies to improve their rating against that of their peers. Five stars are only awarded to suppliers who comply with all aspects of the certification process for two or more successive years.
Dr Martyn Kenny, Director of Sustainability at Tarmac said: “This five-star rating provides further assurance to Tarmac’s customers of our transparent approach and performance on sustainability, health and safety, and responsible sourcing. As a single, cross-industry accreditation, BuildingConfidence has real benefits to the tendering process by reducing the time and cost for Tarmac and our suppliers. ”
Philip Foster, Director of Construction at Achilles said: “We congratulate Tarmac on being one of the first accredited companies to achieve the five-star rating, an achievement we only expect the top 5% of accredited companies to attain. Tarmac is also demonstrating clear leadership as a buyer member of BuildingConfidence, and seeking to drive the same standards of excellence across its supply chain.”
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6 February 2012