The Considerate Constructors Scheme has welcomed its first supplier partner to help “portray a positive image” of the industry.

The scheme sets out to improve the construction industry’s image by recognising companies and suppliers that demonstrate best practice.

Suppliers that have registered with the scheme and have a record of performance at least one point above that of the industry average can become partners, attending scheme meetings twice a year to discuss industry-related issues.

The first supplier to become a partner is waste management specialist Norris.

Director Kieron Norris said: “Our ethos has always been to constantly improve and develop our business model, in not only delivering our customers’ requirements that are constantly evolving, but also to take into consideration the public and community’s perception of our industry.

“I believe that having the scheme’s branding on our vehicles, uniforms, PPE and other marketing media gives the construction industry and the observing public reassurance that we are committed to delivering an outstanding level of service.”

CCS Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “Suppliers perform a vital role in the construction process, and therefore have a responsibility to behave in a considerate manner at all times to ensure they portray a positive image of the industry they represent.

“The commitment Norris is making reflects their desire to be at the forefront of best industry practice in considerate construction.”