We're proud to be a CDP Supplier Engagement Leader
Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:17
We're proud to feature on the CDP's 2020 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard a recognition of our work alongside our supply chain to reduce our carbon emissions and become the UK's leading sustainable housebuilder.
The Leaderboard is part of CDP's supply chain report Transparency to Transformation: A Chain Reaction, which explores the business case for supply chain action and how it improves competitiveness and resilience.
What is the SER?
An organization's average upstream emissions are around 11.4 times greater than their direct operations – which shows how vital supplier engagement is to achieve ambitious climate goals, such as science-based targets.
Following CDP's 2020 global score release, companies responding to the full version of the CDP climate change questionnaire also receive a Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) in addition to their climate change score. The companies with the best SER are celebrated as Supplier Engagement Leaders – with Barratt among the top 7% assessed for supplier engagement on climate change.
The SER provides a rating for how effectively companies are engaging their suppliers on climate change. CDP assesses performance on supplier engagement using a company's response to selected questions on governance, targets, scope 3 emissions, and value chain engagement in the CDP climate change questionnaire.
Supply chain engagement is crucial for building truly sustainable business models. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, we're proud to join nearly 400 companies in earning a place on CDP's 2020 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard. By working with our suppliers to reduce their emissions, we're sparking a cascade of climate action across the supply chain.