We maintain the highest quality of service delivery to all our clients with the support, commitment and dedication of our supply chain. We work as one team on all our projects and ensure our approach to sustainability and best practice procurement is adopted by all our suppliers.
We focus on ensuring that regional supply chains deliver regional projects to support local communities and promote a sustainable future. We hand pick our local delivery teams, based on long-standing, trusted relationships and proven track records to ensure we exceed customer expectations.
We operate in many collaborative frameworks, and promote a non-adversarial culture within our supply chain. We encourage fair treatment and collaborative working whilst, exploring initiatives to improve site productivity, continually finding better ways to work so our sites are more effective and efficient. Our supply chain often bring significant value to our site processes, we listen to their needs and implement change to help improve both their and our performance.
Our Health and Safety Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) is currently 0.11, substantially better than the industry benchmark of 0.92 set by BSRIA, and includes the working hours conducted by our supply chain. Our priority is and always will be, the health and safety of our people including our supply chain as a significant contributor and stakeholder of Lorne Stewart Group.
Our national procurement team allows best value streamlining processes for materials and consolidating spend across the group, taking away the strain of time and management particularly on general commodity procurement.
We meet our needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, while minimising damage to the environment. We minimise our environmental impact on the products and services we supply through effective selection and utilisation and we will only engage will suppliers who embrace sustainable procurement policies.
Launched in 2012, the Supply Chain Sustainability School is a multi-award winning initiative and industry recognised accreditation which represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within our supply chains. Lorne Stewart Group currently holds the Silver level of membership and we are currently striving for Gold status.
With more than 13,000 members, the School provides free practical support in the form of e-learning modules, tailored self-assessment and action plans, sustainability training and networking opportunities.
Directors, Managers and employees of the organisation are bound by our policy and ensuring adherence to our procedures is a key part of our ongoing corporate responsibility. We will only source products and materials from approved suppliers and it is our objective that we will work with contractors, suppliers and JV partners who actively abide by and promote our principals policies and ethical behaviours.
As well as our commitment to the application of sound business ethics and sustainable approach to all that we do, we provide a robust and transparent framework that ensures that our business sourcing and procurement activities are: lawful, transparent, accountable and auditable, socially and environmentally responsible, risk managed and continuously improved through the training and development of our staff and supply chain