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

Helping to Build Back Better and meet the challenging targets set in the UK Construction Strategy 2025.

100 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.

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The UK government’s Construction Strategy calls on industry to reduce emissions by 50%, reduce costs by 33%, and build twice as fast. The sector needs to Build Back Better.

High priority challenges faced by clients and contractors include:

  • Zero carbon
  • Circular economy
  • Biodiversity net gain
  • Social value
  • Wellbeing
  • Modern slavery
  • Air quality
  • The skills gap

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

New waste & resource efficiency resources

Take a look at our most up to date resources to help the construction sector tackle waste reduction and move towards a circular economy:

Waste and Resource Efficiency
Waste and Resource Efficiency
Waste and Resource Efficiency
Waste and Resource Efficiency

Key construction resources

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

Sustainability Strategy
Air Quality
Business Ethics
Modern Slavery

The value of membership

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The value of membership

Find out why so many are becoming members and supporting the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

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:

Air Quality

The quality of the air we all breathe often gets…

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Energy & Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our times and…

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Slavery
Modern Slavery

With 40.3 million victims estimated by the Global Slavery Index…

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social value
Social Value

For many businesses, understanding, monitoring and reporting social impacts is…

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

Enabling the built environment to move from a linear to…

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Wellbeing

Protecting and enhancing people’s health and wellbeing

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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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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.