Tarmac’s contracting division has been awarded the prestigious BS11000 standard for collaborative business relationships by the British Standards Institution.
Launched in 2010, the BS11000 international standard for best practice in collaborative relationships has had a big impact on the infrastructure sector, with several major players having already recieved the award including Amey, Colas and Kier.
It provides a basis for improving efficiency and performance and leads to more transparent and effective relationships with partners, internal divisions, suppliers and customers.
Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac’s contracting business, said: ‘Collaboration has always been part of our culture and we recognise that well-executed collaboration is key to supporting our clients in achieving their goals.
‘The BS11000 framework has helped us to formalise this approach and ensure it is consistently applied with our clients and supply chain. This award confirms that our approach is working well and provides us with a good foundation for continuous improvement.’
The company underwent a detailed assessment process against the standard’s criteria, which looked at both client and internal relationships to demonstrate that collaboration is embedded in its structures and approach.
Tarmac says it will build on the award ‘as it looks to expand and embed learnings from this collaborative approach across wider customer and supply chain relationships’.