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 Transpar​​​​​​​ency 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.

Tags: Barratt, Best Practice, Climate Change, David Wilson, Emissions, Supply Chain