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82% of construction industry investing in sustainability strategies

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nTata1704A new report from Tata Steel has revealed the importance of sustainability within the construction industry.

The report, entitled ‘Sourcing responsibly: A market insight into sustainability attitudes and practices’, reveals key findings from a survey commissioned in March 2016. Over 80% of those who responded to the survey confirmed that their companies are investing, or planning to invest, in a sustainability strategy.

The survey, aimed to gain a greater understanding of current sustainability attitudes and practices across the construction industry, highlights why sustainability is critical and what makes it so important to companies.

Respondents were supply chain leaders, and included architects, consultants, developers, engineers, planners and installers.

Barry Rust, Energy & Sustainability Manager at Tata Steel said: “Sustainability is becoming a critical issue in the construction industry, as shown by the results detailed in our report. Responsible sourcing emerged as a particularly important theme, with the industry clearly prioritising a need to understand the provenance and impact of the materials used in construction.

As a manufacturer of construction products, we are pleased to see such a positive response to responsible sourcing and plan to use the findings from the report to encourage greater adoption of sustainable materials in the construction industry.”

To find out more, download the full report at

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