Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading international materials company Saint-Gobain, has signed an agreement for the supply of its acclaimed ductile iron access covers, gully grates and surface box products to Skanska UK plc.
Skanska UK is a leading international project development and construction company with a long-established reputation for its commitment to sustainability and environmental initiatives. It has operations in building, civil engineering, utilities, infrastructure services, piling, M&E, facilities management, PFI/PPP, ceilings and steel decking, as well as commercial development.
The agreement will see Saint-Gobain PAM UK work within Skanska’s Sustainable Procurement Policies which are focused on their ‘Five Zeros’. These promote environmental, social and ethical aspects throughout the entire product or service life cycle and include: zero loss-making projects, zero environmental incidents, zero accidents, zero ethical breaches and zero defects.
The collaborative agreement between the two parties will include the identification and development of a number of value improvement projects based around total cost of installation and whole life costs.
John Slevin from Saint-Gobain PAM UK, said: “We are delighted to have secured this agreement to support Skanska UK plc, a major worldwide contractor known for its stringency in the area of procurement and supplier selection, particularly with regard to environmental credentials. This is an area where we are very strong with all of our products manufactured in the UK.
“We have no doubts this will be a strong partnership with real commercial benefits for both companies and we hope to utilise the benefits of our UK manufacturing facilities to develop recycling initiatives for the benefit of both organisations.”
Nick Baker, Procurement Manager at Skanska UK plc, commented: “We were impressed with not just the products that Saint-Gobain PAM UK have to offer, but the services they offer too. The company has demonstrated a clear commitment to supporting Skanska UK’s Sustainable Procurement Policies.
“Both parties have agreed to work together to remove inefficiencies from both supply chains, leading to ever-improving standards of quality and service.”