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Infrastructure Market Update September 2021

Published 16th Aug 21 - by rosiewatts

Infrastructure Market Update: September 2021


Top stories for Infrastructure this month:


Construction Leadership Group Council pushes for Net Zero Carbon:

The Construction Leadership Council is calling on businesses from across the industry to play their part in securing net zero carbon construction 2050. To help achieve this, the CLC has announced CO2nstruct Zero – a cross-industry change programme to drive carbon out of all parts of the construction sector, from manufacturing and design to construction and operation of assets. Learn More>>

Opposition to HS2 gathers momentum:

MPs back bid to halt HS2 as petition triggers Parliamentary debate. A debate is confirmed for 13 September after public petition gathers more than 150,000 signatures. Read More>>

Highways England A303 project halted by court ruling:

The legal challenge against the decision to grant consent for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme past Stonehenge has been upheld by the High Court judge. Find out More>>

September’s  featured topic: Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Procurement is procurement that has the most positive environmental, social and economic impacts possible over the entire life cycle.

Take a look at the selected resources below to start to develop your understanding on the importance of Sustainable Procurement in the Infrastructure sector.

Sustainable Procurement resources recommended for you this month:

What is Whole life costing?Willmott Dixon provides an introduction to the concept of whole life costing. Read the document>>

How to be a responsible supplier –  This document provides advice on what small businesses need to understand about clients who are using the new ISO standard for sustainable procurement – ISO20400. Find out more>>

SDGS & Decision Making –  A Research Paper from the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey which looks into ‘Can the SDGs Provide a Basis for Supply Chain
Decisions in the Construction Sector?’ Learn more>>

Wellbeing in the Workplace Business Bytes

Join EMCOR UK & Welfare Hire on the 21st September from 10:00am -12:00pm at our Wellbeing in the Workplace Business Bytes.

Join this Business Bytes session to understand where your organisation is on the pathway to embedding wellbeing and pick up hints and tips about what you can do right now to help make this happen.

By attending this session you will:

  • Hear from EMCOR UK about levelling up workplace mental and physical health, including how implementing ISO 45003:2021 Occupational Health and Safety Management can help.
  • Hear from Welfare Hire who will share their research and best practice examples of linking on-site welfare with wellbeing.
  • Understand the various impacts Covid on employee wellbeing and how to effectively manage them in the workplace.

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