Working with Costain

Costain demands the same high standards and values from its supply chain as it does from its own organisation.

Costain Cares is our vision to build a long-term sustainable business that creates economic, environmental and social value. Our relationship with our supply chain is fundamental to this vision.

We are committed to operating a collaborative, sustainable supply chain where our partners support us in delivering efficient, innovative and sustainable solutions.

We apply scrutiny when procuring products and materials to ensure they are sourced or manufactured in a responsible and sustainable way, from accountable suppliers.

Our procurement focuses on both local and UK suppliers. However, it is inevitable that the global market will be a contributor to the numerous components used to deliver our customers’ needs. 

Supply chain management

We believe in engaging early with our supply chain. This begins at the work winning phase, as it demonstrates to our customers how we collaborate effectively to deliver the best possible solution for their project or scheme. To achieve this, we identify key strategic partners in various trades, material suppliers and services. 

Supply Chain Academy

Our Supply Chain Academy supports and develops small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in line with Costain Cares. The Academy aims to align our supply chain partners with the high standard of training and development adopted across the Group. 

There are 22 modules in total, covering areas that include Leadership and Management; Financial Management; Safety, Health and Environment and Business Development, Equality and Diversity, and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Since opening its doors in 2012, the Supply Chain Academy has welcomed around 600 attendees, all of whom have benefited from a structured programme of learning delivered by experts from both within our business and our strategic partners. 

Supply chain innovation portal

Our EnableMyTeam innovation portal makes collaborating on innovation a reality for hundreds of businesses focused on accelerating new solutions.

As a business we can manage multiple innovations at different stages, capture learning and advance these innovations into our standard offering to our customers.

We're looking for the right partners, with the best ideas, who really want Costain to be the place for realising their amazing innovations.

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