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The CPA works closely with its members on sustainability issues as well as liaising extensively with government, Standards institutions, research bodies and the wider construction industry. 

Sustainability actions are now a key part of the manufacturing world, revolving around environmental, social and economic issues. The CPA largely provides support for members on environmental issues, supporting our members to develop sustainability action plans, resource efficiency action plans, measure progress & become certified to various standards.

Watch the CPA's Sustainability video for a useful introduction.

Addressing climate change is now a political and societal priority.  Its impacts will have a profound effect on our way of life. Construction product manufacturers are central to the changes.  

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Manufacturers of construction products rely on water for a wide variety of purposes. Many have sought to improve the efficiency of water use in their manufacturing processes as part of general efficiency gains.

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At every stage of the construction lifecycle there are different opportunities for different professions to optimise the amount of materials used, to reduce waste and to reuse or recycle products, components and buildings. 

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There are many ways in which construction product manufacturers report on their sustainability ambitions, actions and impacts.

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CPA's procurement guidance tool has been designed to help procurers implement the government’s balanced scorecard approach in construction. It signposts procurers to evidence provided by construction product manufacturers in response to procurement questions about a broad range of topics in the balanced scorecard.

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There are two aspects of environmental sustainability that are of particular relevance to manufacturers: firstly, ensuring that their manufacturing processes are sustainable and secondly, creating the products that enable the built environment to be more sustainable.

Our sustainability priorities cover both these aspects.


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