Teak Construction Group Social Procurement & Sustainability Policy
Teak Construction Group’s Social Procurement and Sustainability Policy is our kaupapa (policy) for social procurement and sustainable practices. This policy sets out a number of practical guidelines to ensure Teak Construction Group’s actions always positively impact our team, build partners and members of the community.
Teak Construction Group is committed to using procurement for social good, as well as building sustainability into everything we do. We manage these practices throughout every build, including a number of ongoing social and sustainability initiatives such as:
- Enabling young tradesmen to gain an education through apprenticeship programmes.
- Praciting manaakitanga (compassion and generosity) by looking after our staff, paying all Teak Construction Group staff a living wage and ensuring all our subcontractors do the same.
- Championing diversity by encouraging the use and development of Māori, Pacifica and other cultures through the use of language and cultural practices.
- Liaising with Iwi and other cultural groups to gain an understanding of Te Ao Māori and the wider social impact Teak Construction Group can have.
Teak Construction Group’s social production and sustainability policy is designed to ensure we think beyond our bottom line to take care of our employees, clients, local communities and the environment.
Teak Construction Group has recently become a member of Amotai, in an attempt to engage more Maori and Pasifika subcontractors and suppliers.
Amotai is Aotearoa’s supplier diversity intermediary tasked with connecting Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses with buyers wanting to purchase goods, services and works.
Amotai verifies Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses and holds a national database of Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses that are ready for work.
Teak Construction Group sees sustainable practices and social procurement policies as a way to meet the needs of our people and local communities. It’s important to us that we provide opportunities that enrich our people, while ensuring that those same opportunities are available for future generations.
Identification of the social needs
- What is the purpose of the social procurement and sustainability for this project?
- Who will be impacted by the procurement?
- Who are the stakeholder and what are their needs/ expectations?
- Who are the major internal clients and what are their highest needs?
- Who are the major external recipients of the goods/services and what are their highest needs?
- What are the similarities and differences of the needs between the two groups and how can Teak Construction Group fill this gap?
Through this initial consultation with stakeholders Teak Construction Group identify individual and overlapping and competing needs. We record these as a statement of needs that will then become available to all internal and external parties involved with the project. This statement will then be developed into a detailed specification of requirements that Teak Construction Group will then become the managers of throughout the project.
- Gain a good understanding of the environment we are operating in, plan to maximise the social outcome for the duration of the project. Aim to leave a lasting positive social impact.
- Throughout the duration of the project track progress of our social goals by monitoring, measuring, reviewing, and evaluating as we go to ensure we are achieving our set goals. Consult with all relevant parties to ensure everyone is satisfied and adjust where needed.
- Learn for successes and missed opportunities. Ensure a constant review is being completed of internal and external parties. Modify our practices and goals to achieve maximum impact.
- Report our results internally and externally to promote transparency.
- Always seek for continuous improvements.
Standards of Good Practice
- Ensuring Teak Construction Group are working collaboratively with our partners to match complexity with capability, and document our collective approach to close and capability gaps.
- Document and share out goals for the duration of the project to secure a delivery model planned approach with internal and external parties.
- Create a specific programme for skills and training – enabling our development strategy to be adopted easily for our build partners.
- Constant development of skills, trade specific, technical and health and safety related.
- Conduct sufficient monitoring internally and externally to ensure skill development and training commitments made in the tender process are delivered and reported on, in compliance with reporting framework published by MBIE.
- Ensure social sustainability is being reported on and we are continuing to nurturing and encourage industry apprentices, safeguarding the social life cycle of these people is continuing and to create a sustainable workforce.
Teak Construction Group Key Success Factors
- Strategy priority – establishing a clear link between the people, the project, and they clients key strategy priorities with agreed measurements for success.
- Leadership and management – Teak Construction Group have ownership ensuring all goals for the project have been met.
- Stakeholder engagement – Teak Construction Group will actively engage and support all parties through the duration of the project.
- Capability and capacity – Teak Construction Group will tie the appropriate parties to ensure we are matching capacity and capability with our success metrics.
- Project team integration – Teak Construction Group takes full responsibility for integrating consultants, contractors and suppliers and educating them on our project outcomes, goals and metrics.
- Manageable steps – Social development have been broken down into manageable steps.
The Teak Construction Group uses the PESTEL Analysis to evaluate the social procurement and sustainability efforts of all parties at the conclusion of a project.
Through this tool, Teak Construction Group is able to scan the wider impact that we and our collaborators have made, and identify external factors that could impact our efforts in the future.
We understand that sustainability is about meeting the needs of our people and the communities they live in now, as well as providing opportunities to future generations to meet their own needs and those of our industry. We recognise that everyone operates within a social, environmental and economic context, and Teak Construction Group is committed to ensuring that the world we live in, work in, and leave to the future, is one that we can be proud of.
Social Procurement & Sustainability Life Cycle
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