Supplier Survey Report 2016

12 May 2016

​2016 was the fourth year for our Annual Supplier Survey. As a property development and asset management company much of our business activity is delivered through our supply chain. Developing a systematic but simple approach to monitoring the sustainability standards of our suppliers is therefore critical to the achievement of our sustainability targets. Our supply chain survey allows us to understand current practice amongst our suppliers, and ensure they are aware of and signed up to the Hammerson Code of Conduct. By completing the survey, our suppliers are given a score and associated award level- Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. They also see how their score compares to a benchmark of our suppliers in their sector and are provided with feedback on areas for improvement.

We look at four key areas:

Corporate Responsibility – policies, reporting and communications

Environmental Management – impact identification and management

People – training, diversity and equality

Supply Chain – managing supply chain risks

The latest report

A range of industries and sectors are represented in the survey, from consultants to contractors, large and small. Our 2016 Supplier Survey results show an increasingly considered and sophisticated response to a range of sustainability and corporate responsibility (CR) issues.

There is a greater commitment to publishing annual CR reports and to having those reports audited – either internally or externally. Risk mapping also remains popular. These moves towards greater transparency amongst our suppliers will in turn help raise standards across the board.

Another feature in this year’s responses has been an increase in community investment policies and community engagement work. Hammerson has a strong programme of community engagement work and we are delighted that a similar approach is increasingly reflected by our suppliers.

To see how all our suppliers performed, download our full Annual Supplier Report for 2016

Infographic: Snapshot of Sustainability in our Supply Chain

270 suppliers have completed the survey since it began giving us the chance to identify some headline statistics that reflect current practice in our supply chain. You can find all our headline figures in our Summary Supplier Report 2016

Our summary report gives you a snapshot of sustainability across four areas: Environment, People, Community and Supply Chain.

Progressing the survey

What next

In 2017 we will be updating the supply chain survey and inviting our suppliers to complete it again as part of our ongoing monitoring. The pace at which the sustainability agenda is developing demands that we refresh our questions to ensure that, as far as possible, the system accurately reflects the increasingly sophisticated approaches adopted by many of our suppliers. By exploring and assessing these activities we can celebrate excellence, share good practice and support the developing culture of sustainability right across the sector.

Completing the survey

To complete the survey please request the link from your key Hammerson contact or get in touch with