The Environment Agency wins award for implementing its timber procurement policy
The Environment Agency has been recognised as a world leader in sustainable procurement after winning a prestigious award for its sustainable timber policy.
The Environment Agency won the ‘Best Process Improvement’ award at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Awards despite strong competition from private and public sector organisations. Judges praised the Environment Agency for its robust procurement policy, and for driving improvements in UK industry and worldwide forestry practices down through its supply chain.
CPET’s construction sector study (more information here) found that the Environment Agency is indeed a leader in implementing and monitoring their timber procurement policy and a good example for other public bodies to follow. The Environment Agency has through implementation, proved that it is possible to monitor and record all timber purchases.
Read more on the Environment Agency's website here.