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Go-Ahead Group praises sustainability approach

Published 11th June, 2019 by Neil Nixon

Go-Ahead Group praises sustainability approach

Cordant Cleaning has been recognised by Go-Ahead Group after receiving a Sustainable Supplier Award from the transport operator. Cordant, which became a Social Business in 2017, earned praise for its structured staff initiatives that concentrate on creating rewarding roles offering personal growth and mentorship.

The awards build on Go-Ahead’s commitment to sustainability within its supply chain and come after the business launched an industry-first sustainable procurement charter in the UK. Cordant Group has provided bus cleaning, shunting and refuelling services for Go-Ahead since 2001, and the two organisations continue to work in collaboration to ensure a sustainable transport service at every level. Guy Pakenham, managing director of Cordant Cleaning, said: “The Cordant Group has been committed to developing supply chain practices that go above expected standards - to blend the sustainable needs of the environment with those of our people. Receiving this recognition from Go-Ahead is an honour - we are committed to continually improving supply chain practices and are thankful to work with a business that shares these priorities.”

Go-Ahead’s interim chief financial officer, Elodie Brian, said: “Go-Ahead and Cordant have been partners for more than a decade, building a strong relationship based on mutual values of delivering for the community. Aligning our own sustainable goals with the companies throughout our supply chain enables us to lead the industry in holistic sustainable action.”

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