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Tarmac awarded BS11000 standard

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Tarmac has long been an advocator of the benefits of closer collaboration with clients and across the supply chain. This approach has now been recognised with the award of the prestigious BS11000 standard for collaborative business relationships, which was granted to its Contracting division by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

Commenting on the achievement, Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac’s Contracting business, said: “Collaboration has always been part of our culture and we recognise that well-executed collaboration is key to supporting our clients in achieving their goals. The BS11000 framework has helped us to formalise this approach and ensure it is consistently applied with our clients and supply chain. This award confirms that our approach is working well and provides us with a good foundation for continuous improvement.”

Launched in 2010, BS11000: Collaborative Business Relationships is an international standard that sets out a best practice framework for establishing and improving collaborative relationships. It provides a basis for improving efficiency and performance and leads to more transparent and effective relationships with partners, internal divisions, suppliers and customers.

Tarmac went through a detailed assessment process against the standard’s criteria, which looked at both client and internal relationships to demonstrate that the collaboration is embedded in its structures and approach. Tarmac will build on its success as it looks to expands and embed learning from this collaborative approach across wider customer and supply chain relations.

Commenting in Tarmac’s assessment report, auditor Brian Goldsmith from BSI, said: "A huge amount of effort and expertise has been used to ensure effective collaborations with various partners and as a result compliance to the standard was easy to evidence throughout the assessment.”

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