Alongside UNEP and GlobalABC, Bioregional helped to develop the Hub which brings together more than 200 resources that can support governments and policymakers to pivot towards more sustainable, less carbon-intensive building materials
Sustainable material use and procurement are at the heart of any business serious about reducing its impact on the planet. It’s an integral part of creating a circular economy and minimising your organisation's carbon footprint.
Bioregional has supported the transition to a circular economy for more than 25 years, with clients including the United Nations and Kingfisher. From sustainable material roadmaps and product development to raw material hotspot analysis, we can support you to embed a strategic approach to sustainable material use throughout your business. We can guide you through this whole process or work with you on a specific aspect, depending on your needs.
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Our services include:
Raw materials assessment
We identify your key raw materials and provide detailed insights into their environmental and social impacts.
- Using readily-available business data such as expenditure on products to identify the main materials within your supply chain
- Analysing wider sector and material-specific issues e.g. water, waste, human rights, deforestation and security of supply
- Providing a summary of key material ‘hot spots’ (i.e. where there is a high environmental or social impact)
- In-depth research into specific raw material issues across the value chain from extraction to disposal.
Creating sustainable material roadmaps
Using our raw materials assessment, we can develop sustainable materials roadmaps and action plans with commercial teams to address key impacts within a specific timeline.
This includes reviewing:
- Any actions that are already being taken to address supply chain impacts
- Areas of concern that could be addressed through product ranges and potential timescales
- Areas of concern that could be addressed through supplier engagement, improvement programmes, and the potential timescales
- Any issues that will require moving away from certain products or materials.
Bioregional provided extensive support across the development of the Sustainable Building Materials Hub, using their technical expertise, knowledge of built environment policy, and communication skills to support the creation of this important global resource.Jonathan Duwyn, Programme Officer, Buildings and Construction, UNEP
Book a call with our experienced Head of Sustainable Business, Sian Cooke for a time that suits you. You're welcome to book a chat even if you're not 100% sure what you're after, or which of our services may be for you.