The team at Brammer is celebrating after receiving industry-recognised Achilles accreditation, reflecting the company’s commitment to reducing risk throughout the supply chain.

The accreditation scheme rigorously tests the ability of suppliers to meet the desired standards of customers throughout the construction industry, supporting them in quickly identifying suppliers which are best suited to their requirements. By carrying out these checks and making validated supplier data available to procurement teams, Achilles contributes significantly to reduced costs, time and risk associated with procurement activities.

“For companies in the construction industry, finding suppliers that meet legislative requirements and comply with relevant standards around quality assurance and health & safety, can be an exhaustive process,” says Andrew Jeffrey, commercial director for Brammer. “That’s where the Achilles accreditation comes in, removing this burden with a rigorous supplier pre-qualification programme which includes a two-day site audit.

“Receiving this accreditation confirms the status of Brammer as a key supplier capable of meeting the needs of customers with quality products and services, reducing their procurement costs and building greater confidence with supply chain partners.”

To gain the Achilles accreditation, Brammer was required to demonstrate their management practices through practical assessments and thorough onsite audits, considering areas such as supply chain mapping and financial analysis. Only companies meeting these high standards are awarded the accreditation, giving customers greater confidence when selecting suppliers.

Achilles is the leading global provider of integrated supplier management and supply chain solutions, and their industry-renowned auditing process occurs every three years to ensure suppliers’ compliance is effectively maintained.