Construction ‘localism’ is currently high on the agenda. And set to grow in importance.
There is, rightly, much talk and focus on localism within construction projects and frameworks at the moment, based on the principle of keeping project spend local. And of course realising other benefits such as reduced travel and transport distances, reduced carbon emission, improved productivity and more.
But how do we compare and benchmark ‘localism’? How local is your project? As a client how can you know if your contractor is addressing your ‘localism’ requirements?
The benchmark being set through ConstructCO2 can provide a starting point. How do you compare? Do you know your project stats?
Measuring and understanding your localism (and CO2) footprint must be a key measure, a KPI, as part of your sustainability and CSR programme. Going beyond the measuring it’s essential we monitor trends, make the comparisons, understand the causes and, take action.
It is one of the more important impact and influence areas your construction project has on sustainability and the environment.