Sustainable Chain Management

Sustainable supply chains

Working collaboratively with our supply chain partners to deliver our sustainability commitments

Network Rail spends £7 billion pounds per annum on works, services and goods bought in. We have over 11,000 listed suppliers of which 50% of our total expenditure is with our top 20 suppliers. With increasing demands for more sustainable practices and legislation becoming increasingly stringent the market for greener, ethical and more sustainable supply chains is greater than ever.

For Network Rail our large and diverse supplier base offers a significant opportunity to work collaboratively with our supply chain partners to deliver our sustainability commitments.

On the Thameslink Programme we recognised this opportunity and in 2012 we rolled out our first Responsible Sourcing Policy across our supply chain to deliver our sustainability objectives and promote responsible business practices.

Case Study

Sustainable Supply Chains

This case study sets out best practice and lessons learnt in delivering responsible sourcing practices in major infrastructure projects.

Sub-Contractor Technical Interface Review (STIR): London Bridge Station

A three-stage process to ensure physical interfaces were allocated, coordinated and completed correctly first time on site by subcontractors during the London Bridge Station Redevelopment project.

Delivery & Execution Strategy: Key Output 2

How collaboration and incentivisation were crucial to successful delivery of Key Output 2, including the re-signalling, track remodelling and construction of London Bridge station, construction of the Bermondsey Dive Under to the east and Borough Viaduct to the west.