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Labour Group

Uncovering potential risks posed when sourcing labour for your project.

Best practice sustainable procurement within the labour category

The Labour category group was established by School Partners and other key industry stakeholders to develop and facilitate the implementation of the School’s position on best practice sustainable procurement within the labour category.

People Matter Charter

The School and its Partners recognise that, without a sustainable workforce or sources of labour, the industry cannot function, so they are collaborating to produce materials for the benefit of the whole supply chain.

This approach supports the School Vision of leadership to enable industry collaboration for the delivery of real priorities in the built environment.

The definition of “labour” in this group is: “people we employ to deliver our projects” and the group is working to produce numerous resources to assist the industry with efficient use of labour and share potential solutions to demand issues.

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Identifying the challenge

The outputs of this group are wide-ranging:

  • Implementation and promotion of minimum standards for the use of labour onsite (right to work checks, etc.)
  • Materiality assessments for each category of labour to identify key sustainability issues for labour
  • Training materials to support organisations including e-learning modules and CPD-accredited workshops

The resources focus on; training and development, minimum standards and supply and demand of labour within the built environment; allowing all to deliver sites which are safe, ethical and staffed.

Key labour resources

Find a selection of resources tailored to the sustainable procurement of labour. To view more, visit the full resource library.

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