Construction Client Buddy Scheme

If you are a business owner that needs to invest in construction work, but you are not sure where to begin, you are welcome to contact the CCLG for free, impartial advice on where to find guidance and support.

Go to our Client Buddy Scheme page to find out more.

Setting emissions standards for construction sites in London – share your experience.


Diesel construction plant causes significant emissions of nitrous oxides and particulates which can contribute to poor respiratory health for those exposed, including site workers as well as the public.


This Greater London Authority document sets emissions standards for ‘Non-Road Mobile Machinery’ (NRMM) operating in the London Low Emission Zone. NRMM machinery operating in these zones must meet the Stage IIIB of EU directive 97/68/EC. 


We are keen to hear from clients with experience in applying these standards on projects in London, or indeed in applying similar standards on sites in other regions.

If you have experience to share, please email in the first instance.

Department of Health and Social Care - ProCure22 Framework: Delivering the objective of Prompt Payment

This document gives an overview of the processes and procedures that are applied under the Dept of Health ProCure22 National Framework Agreement (P22 NFA) to support the policy of prompt payment of Construction Suppliers (Principal Supply Chain Partners (PSCPs)) and those within their Supply Chains. 

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Considerate Constructors Scheme

Started in 1997, the Considerate Constructors Scheme was set up by the construction industry to improve its image through the registration of construction activity. The Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded by the industry, recommended by local authorities, the government, main contractors and major industry clients.


Whether the client is a private company or public body, they can play a fundamental and influential role in how any project is run, and with a growing focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, the Scheme's Code of Considerate Practice, which all registered activity is monitored against, supports this.

Any type of construction activity is a significant investment for a client who will want to ensure that the activities required to deliver a project are conducted to the highest standards and reflect positively on their own company and brand, and where possible, enhance their image and reputation. This is where the Scheme can be of benefit to any registered construction activity and help achieve these aims.

For more information on the Scheme including how to register visit here. 

The Scheme has developed a Best Practice Hub which contains hundreds of examples of best practice found on construction projects that have helped to improve the image of the industry. To search this free online resource, please click here.

Construction Leadership Council

The CCLG fully supports the Construction Leadership Council in their work to make construction a leading UK industry in line with the Government's Industrial Strategy for construction.

Construction Commitments

During 2006, the 2012 Construction Commitments were developed from the work undertaken by a Strategic Forum for Construction (SFfC) Task Group in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Department of Trade and Industry for the 2012 Olympics.

The outcome was a series of six commitments, originally designed to improve construction performance for the London 2012 Olympic Games:

  • Procurement & integration

  • Client leadership

  • Commitment to people

  • Sustainability

  • Health & safety

  • Design quality

Following the successful delivery of the games, the SFfC requested Constructing Excellence to update the Commitments for use post-2012 for the whole industry to adopt and utilise.

The Construction Clients’ Group then developed what became known as the Clients’ Commitments which give more detail from a client’s perspective, therefore enabling them to determine how well they are doing in meeting the requirements, and ultimately in fulfilling the leadership role required of an informed and intelligent client.

The Clients’ Commitments are currently being further developed by the CCLG to support the Industrial Strategy for Construction - Construction 2025.

Sponsoring members of the CCLG will, as before, be able to take advantage of this CCLG resource to assess how well they are doing and share their best practice with other members. This is allowing clients to support each other to ultimately achieve a higher performance throughout the industry and better business outcomes for all.

Website disclaimer

The CCLG maintains this website to facilitate the sharing of good practice by members, for others to view and utilise as they deem appropriate, according to their business needs. Users are reminded to carefully consider how they utilise the information found on this website and are advised to seek  appropriate professional advice when in any doubt.