The Cordant Group receives award

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The Go-Ahead Group has awarded The Cordant Group a Supplier Sustainability Award.

The family-owned social enterprise, which provides shunting, refuelling services and bus cleaning for the operator, became one of the largest for-profit organisations to transform into a social enterprise model in 2017.

Judges of the award praised the social enterprise for its staff initiatives which prioritise mentorship and the personal growth of its employees.

The award, which is part of Go-Ahead’s Responsible Business in Action campaign, celebrating business’ positive contribution to society, also builds on Go-Ahead’s pledge to invest in sustainability.

Go-Ahead’s interim CFO Elodie Brian said: “Go-Ahead and Cordant have been partners for more than a decade, building a strong relationship based on mutual values of delivering for the community.

“The very foundation of our business is about sustainable action; providing high quality public transportation and travel routes to reduce the number of cars on the roads. But it has always been our mission as a business to go beyond this and over the past year Go-Ahead has taken great steps in advancing our sustainable influence through the implementation of an industry-first all-encompassing Sustainable Procurement Charter.

“Aligning our own sustainable goals with the companies throughout our supply chain enables us to lead the industry in holistic sustainable action.”

Collecting the award, Cordant Group’s Managing Director Guy Pakenham said: “The Cordant Group has been committed to developing supply chain practices that go above expected standards – to blend the sustainable needs of the environment with those of our people.

“Receiving this recognition from Go-Ahead with the Supplier Sustainability Award is an honour; we are committed to continually improving supply chain practices and are thankful to work with a business that shares these priorities.”


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