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Supporting the supply chain to deliver sustainable homes, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs.

Building sustainable homes and communities

Supporting home builders and their supply chains to meet the challenging sustainability targets set by the UK government and to #BuildBackBetter.

The UK needs to build 300,000 homes each year, with improved levels of efficiency, quality and sustainability. The role of the supply chain in delivering this has never been more critical.

High priority sustainability challenges for the homes market include:

  • Net zero carbon and zero carbon homes
  • Future Homes Standard
  • Zero waste and circular economy
  • Modern slavery
  • Biodiversity net gain
  • Social value
  • Wellbeing
  • Fairness inclusion and respect/ Equality diversity and inclusion

It can be difficult to understand all these issues, and knowing where to focus efforts can be challenging. Find out more about each topic, and the role of the supply chain in helping homebuilders address these challenges.

Modern slavery resources for the homes market

With the support of our Homes Partners we have produced new resources for you to use to help combat modern slavery. Take a look:

Modern Slavery
Modern Slavery
Modern Slavery

Key homes resources

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

Community
Waste and Resource Efficiency
Sustainability Strategy
Energy and Carbon

The value of membership

Hear from current members about how the School’s assessments and resources have brought real business benefits.

The value of membership

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

Key topics in homes

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

Biodiversity
Biodiversity & Ecology

‘Biodiversity’ simply refers to all living things. Every species, no…

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Energy & Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our times and…

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Materials

The built environment industry can reduce the negative impacts of…

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Slavery
Modern Slavery

With 40.3 million victims estimated by the Global Slavery Index…

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

Enabling the built environment to move from a linear to…

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FIR

Making workplaces better for everyone.

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Wellbeing

Protecting and enhancing people’s health and wellbeing

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“Suppliers and contractors who embrace the concept of sustainability and make use of the Homes School will not only improve the efficiency of their own business, but it should also increase their chances of winning work in the future. ”
Rob Worboys, Central Procurement Manager, Lovell
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The School is a collaboration between clients, contractors and suppliers who have a mutual interest in building the skills of their supply chain. They pay for the School, so it's all FREE for you.