Select has been awarded gold status for the Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Plant Charter Commitment for the second year running.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a multi-award-winning initiative that represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within supply chains. Companies which sign up to the Charter commit to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving air quality using more sustainable construction plant and equipment (CPE).

What does achieving gold status mean?

To gain gold status, Select was assessed against the four commitment areas contained within the Charter. These were developed by the Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Plant Group.

The four areas of examination are:

  • Minimum standards in procurement: signatories commit to buy or hire CPE that meets or exceeds the minimum standards for air quality and GHG emissions
  • Engagement: members will engage suppliers and contractors up and down the value chain to actively participate in meeting the same minimum standards to contribute towards the Group’s aims.
  • Awareness raising and education: Signatories commit to providing their supply chain with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to achieve the Group’s shared aims.
  • Measurement and reporting: Participants will measure progress in reducing their emissions and report them to relevant stakeholders.
“We continue to make progress toward operating more sustainable plant and helping our customers meet their sustainability goals. We are delighted that our investment in innovative new plant to make the fleet greener has been recognised by the Supply Chain Sustainability School for the second year in a row. Select, as part of Laing O'Rourke Group, are working to achieve net zero before 2050 and in aligning with the SCSS’s Plant Charter commitments we will continue to lead the industry when it comes to our green plant offer.”
James Waller Select’s Fleet and Sustainability Leader
“The Plant Charter is an outward declaration that organisations’ are serious about taking action to reduce air quality impacts and carbon emissions. Select Plant Hire has demonstrated its continuing commitment to these principles and this has been recognised by the gold award in the Plant Charter for the second year running. This recognises the great work they’ve done and continues to do to reduce air quality impacts and carbon emissions.”
James Cadman Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Plant Leader