Apply sustainable procurement practices

“Skanska UK encourages suppliers and subcontractors to fully exploit opportunities for resource and energy optimization and efficiency, as well as renewable and low energy sources, when possible. For example, sourcing products rated in accordance with EU Energy Label Class A + and ++, Energy Saving Recommended (ESR) endorsed, or those compliant with other recognized equivalent standards, such as PC monitors that meet the ‘Energy Star’ requirements. Chilling or cooling equipment containing substances with a global warming potential (GWP) of 150 or more in composition should be avoided where possible. Where relevant, materials will be expected to achieve an area weighted average rating of A or B, as defined in the Green Guide to Building Specification. Where the Green Guide is not relevant, or specifications are not included, suppliers and subcontractors must demonstrate how the embodied impacts of their products and services have been minimized.ii

Additionally, suppliers need to comply with Skanska’s Code of Conduct and Skanska UK’s Sustainable Procurement Policy. It is important to consider sustainable procurement practices on energy retrofit projects. The reputational enhancement from any scheme can be quickly undone by mistakes made at this stage.”

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