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Wates and Lloyds Banking Group join forces to drive environmental sustainability

Wates and Lloyds Banking Group are working together to seek out new energy-efficient innovations to form an elite network of green tech businesses.

The aim will be for the technologies to be piloted on their estate of properties, helping them achieve their operational pledges to reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions and water use. The collaboration builds on the businesses’ existing relationship, which includes a ten-year programme of fit-out works by Wates Smartspace across Lloyds Banking Group’s estate.

If you have a cutting edge technology that can help us deliver net zero carbon, then we want to hear from you!

Supporting our drive to make Wates the customer of choice

At Wates we recognise the importance of having a fully engaged and committed supply chain that is capable of working with us to deliver projects to our high-quality standards; and which is aligned to our business priorities and values. We put significant focus on ensuring we have the right supply chain that supports our drive to make Wates the customer of choice.

Our Approach

As you’d expect Wates has a very clear and consistent approach to the way we manage our supply chain as we understand the importance of developing collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships. To us, regular communication with a focus on face-to-face meetings is key to ensuring the engagement of our supply chain. Developing long-term successful relationships enables Wates to deliver value to our customers and supports our approach to position Wates as the customer of choice for our supply chain now and for the future.

At Wates our supply chain is a fundamental part of our team as we believe that teamwork is a critical success factor for us on our projects.

What you can expect when you work with Wates:

  • An open and honest approach
  • A willingness to listen to new ideas and ways of working
  • A commitment to meet our agreed contractual timescales
  • Weekly site meetings with the supply chain enabling 360-degree feedback
  • Professional sites with excellent facilities
We are extremely proud to be a long standing supply chain partner to Wates. Led by a strong commercial relationship, both businesses work collaboratively with shared objectives that deliver innovative, cost effective service and supply solutions. Wates is a really great company to do business with.
Mark Newman
Sales Director, Travis Perkins

The Social Partnership Portal

The Social Partnership Portal is an online portal to bring social suppliers and buyers together and maximise social value within construction projects across the industry.

We believe construction should have a social conscience not just by creating greener spaces but by making sure the things we buy, and the way we build creates opportunities and strengthens communities. By sourcing and engaging social suppliers on The Social Partnership Portal, buyers can
evidence their social and sustainability outcomes, boosting social value across communities.

The Social Partnership Portal
"Wates Group is a longstanding champion of the Social Enterprise sector and has had an internal directory for many years. SPP presents an opportunity to share this more widely, continuing to partner with our sector in raising awareness about the valuable impact of embedding social value into procurement decisions. We are pleased to have supported SPP’s development and encourage the sector to make full use of this valuable resource."
Su Pickerill
Group Community Investment Manager

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