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Helping the industry Build Back Better, deliver sustainable projects, reduce costs, and win business.

Helping the industry to Build Back Better, deliver sustainable projects, reduce costs, and win business.

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Over 140 major clients, contractors and suppliers are collaborating through the School to tackle the environmental, social and economic sustainability issues we face in today’s market.

High priority challenges faced by the construction industry include: Net Zero and embodied carbon, transitioning towards a Circular Economy, Social Value and responding to PPN 06/20, Biodiversity Net Gain, improving Air Quality, responding to new Modern Slavery legislation and issues surrounding Fairness, Inclusion and Respect.

Simply put, the industry needs to deliver more for less, and the role of the supply chain has never been more critical.

Topic specific Learning Pathways

Our Learning Pathways, developed by subject matter experts, take you on a learning journey to understand more about the key sustainability issues, and enable you to track your progress along the way.

Introduction to Climate Change & Carbon
Climate change is an issue that affects us all. This learning pathway will provide you the understanding of climate change, carbon emissions and how to identify were they occur, as well as the skills to make reduction plans to tackle them and report on your progress to your stakeholders.
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Modern Slavery: Due Diligence
This learning pathway contains resources designed to build on your basic knowledge of modern slavery and delve deeper in due diligence within organisations and supply chains.
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Waste and Resource Efficiency - An Introduction
We need to waste less and learn to become more resource efficient across the whole built environment. This learning pathway will provide you with an understanding of the main issues and legislative background concerning waste, resource efficiency and the circular economy.
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Key construction resources

See a selection of featured construction resources. To view more, visit the full resource library.

Modern Slavery
Energy and Carbon
Modern Slavery
Energy and Carbon

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Key topics in construction

The following topics are high priority issues for contractors. Find out more about each topic, and the role of the supply chain in helping the construction sector address these challenges:

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Energy and Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our times and…

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social value
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Social Value

Social value refers to the network of environmental, social and…

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Slavery
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Modern Slavery

With 40.3 million victims estimated by the Global Slavery Index…

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Air Quality

The quality of the air we all breathe often gets…

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

Enabling the built environment to move from a linear to…

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Wellbeing

Addressing wellbeing across the value chain

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Sustainability
“Having suppliers who understand the sustainability agenda is essential: we cannot deliver our sustainable development targets and ambitions without them. Since the school opened in 2012, we have seen a remarkable increase in the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm of our supply chain.”
Julia Barrett, Director - Willmott Dixon Re-Thinking
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Our Partners

The construction leadership group is a collaboration between clients, contractors and suppliers who have a mutual interest in building the skills of their supply chain.