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Empowering Change: FIR Programme and RSMA Forge Industry Collaboration

Published 20th Feb 24 - by bertasantos

In an exciting development for the built environment sector, the Supply Chain Sustainability School is proud to announce its Industry Collaboration with the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) through the FIR Programme. This collaboration represents a crucial step forward in fostering equity, inclusion, sustainability, and positive workplace practices within the industry. 

  • As part of this collaboration, members of RSMA now have access to a wealth of FIR Programme resources. From webinars to CPD-accredited e-learning modules, Toolbox talks, case studies, and research reports, we are providing everything needed to embed FIR into businesses and reap the associated benefits.  
  • Additionally, members can enhance their expertise with virtual training sessions, including workshops, webinars, and conferences, ensuring they remain at the forefront of our rapidly evolving industry. 
  • Members will also be able to access the FIR Growth Assessment to measure business maturity in critical areas of FIR: commitment, employment, working practices, site environment and supply chain. Completion of the FIR Growth Assessment provides businesses with a 10-point action plan to benchmark and start or continue them on their FIR journey. 
  • Another, exciting aspect of this collaboration is the opportunity for members to join the FIR Ambassador Network—a community of over 950+ FIR Ambassadors committed to helping us drive positive change across the sector. Along with recognising positive action in FIR, Ambassadors have access to a support network and advancement pathways and can earn bronze, silver, and gold badges, recognising their dedication and continuous growth. 
  • Finally, RSMA members will be invited to participate in the annual Diversity Survey, the largest data-capture exercise across the built environment sector, based on industry-agreed diversity metrics. The Survey reports publicly on the sector and industry findings, and businesses participating in the survey receive a tailored report benchmarking their diversity data against the sector, industry and ONS data sets. 

Cathryn Greville, Head of Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) at the Supply Chain Sustainability School explained “We are excited to work with RSMA and the road safety markings sector to collaboratively move towards a future where sustainability and inclusion are integral to the fabric of our industry. This is a sector full of opportunity, that should be drawing from the broadest pool of talent. Together, we have the power to drive positive change, creating workplaces that are welcoming, inspire people and enable everyone can succeed, and driving a brighter, more equitable future.” 

The FIR Programme, available to all RSMA members, serves as a powerful tool for positive change. It equips individuals and organisations with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate workplace challenges in an evolving industry while delivering fairness, inclusion, and respect in every aspect of their work. 

This partnership is a great example of the industry collaboration which the Supply Chain Sustainability School is built on. 

If you are interested in learning more about the FIR Programme and an Industry Collaboration between the Supply Chain Sustainability School and your own organisation, please reach out to Cathryn Greville at [email protected] to learn more.  

Find out more about the impact of FIR through the FIR Culture Impact Report 2023 and follow FIR on LinkedIn or X (Twitter).