Achieving Gold Status with SCSS supports Polypipe Building Services’ aim to build stronger strategic relationships with supply chain partners and continually improve service to customers.

Genuit Group and its operating companies, including Polypipe Building Services, have been awarded the prestigious Gold Status by the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

The scheme is used by many contractors to measure sustainability skills in their supply chain and as a benchmark in selecting the best companies to project tender, assisting them in meeting their sustainability targets. 

Gaining gold level recognition is a testament to Genuit’s commitment to upskilling all of its employees across the Group’s companies, and wider supply chains, ensuring each business is able to respond to client requests, prepare for upcoming challenges and help deliver a sustainable future.

‌To achieve this gold level, the Group have actively engaged with SCSS resources, attended training activities, completed comprehensive assessments and submitted case studies of embedding sustainability processes and learning across the group. The School’s advanced knowledge, data and sustainability initiatives enabled Genuit to gain the awarded level in a short time frame, and the Group intends to continue partnering with the School as part of its commitment to a more sustainable supply chain.

Further to this commitment, Polypipe Building Services has released Environmental Product Declarations for a selection of its products sold in the UK and is working towards providing them for its full product portfolio. They form part of its push towards providing complete product transparency, and the carbon data that specifiers and contractors need to achieve the government pledge to net zero.

Dylan Stoppard, Group Sustainability Manager at Genuit Group, said: “We're proud to have demonstrated an increase in sustainability competence and knowledge-sharing across our organisation. Recruiting and retaining talented individuals in our industry is important to us, and we’re glad to support our employees through SCSS training modules and offer opportunities, such as apprenticeships, to encourage growth in the industry. Our partnership with SCSS will support a more extensive roll-out of training across the entirety of the group, and gaining Gold Status is the first step in this process.

Andy Cullum, Managing Director at Polypipe Building Services, said: “Apprenticeships and employee training is an important part of how we operate at PBS. We are a proud member of The Genuit Group 5% Club, which means we aim to have at least 5% of our workforce in sponsored training, graduate schemes, or apprenticeships at all times. 

Achieving Gold Status with SCSS supports Polypipe Building Services’ aim to build stronger strategic relationships with supply chain partners and continually improve service to our customers. We can then support them on their sustainability journeys while enhancing workforce education programmes within our own business thereby benefitting our valued employees.”

“Being part of the School plays an integral part in our commitment to a more sustainable and ultimately net-zero supply chain - and in meeting our Science Based Target of reducing our Scope One and Two emissions by 30%, by 2027.”

The accreditation supports Polypipe Building Service in its ambition to be the low carbon supplier of choice; by showcasing, exemplifying, and supporting the industry in its transition to net-zero.