Balfour Beatty first to be tested on supply chain standard

Construction firm Balfour Beatty has become the first company to be assessed against ISO 20400, the new standard on sustainable procurement.

Launched in April, the guidance standard defines the principles of sustainable procurement such as accountability, transparency, respect for human rights and ethical behaviour.

It incorporates the most recent developments in sustainability thinking, including the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Business and ISO 26000, the international guidance on social responsibility, which was published in 2010. 20400 is designed for all organisations, public ...

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