Cuadrilla’s incredible shrinking supply chain
After the hullabaloo they made about the launch of their Community Commitments Tracker it was surprising that Cuadrilla have failed to update it as promised on a quarterly basis.
Could the reason be embarrassment?
In the launch version they claimed that in November 2016 they have 715 Lancashire based businesses registered on their supply chain portal. The next update will of course have to tell us how many are registered now.
How interesting therefore to read a Big Issue article that states
Recent direct action by campaigners against supply chain companies has brought some success in persuading them not to do business with Cuadrilla.
and in which UKOOG’s Corin Taylor states that
Cuadrilla has 400 local companies registered on its portal to be notified of contracts. There is definitely an interest in this industry from the local supply chain.
So it would seem that they have lost nearly half of the 715 they had registered in November.
We look forward to reading the next version of Cuadrilla’s Community Commitments Tracker with great interest.
It was also interesting to read that Corin chose not to mention his own ludicrous 74,000 jobs estimate in this article, preferring to quote a lower Ernst & Young figure. If even he won’t stand by his own work, who else will?