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Sustainability

Sustainability addresses the social, environmental and economic challenges we face in today’s ever-changing world.

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Backed by the UK’s top organisations for the built environment, the School helps to meet the challenging sustainability targets set out by the UK Construction Strategy 2025.

The School provides free, practical support in the form of CPD-accredited e-learning modules and training workshops, tailored assessments and action plans, benchmarking tools, networking opportunities, and access to thousands of online resources.

Benefits reported by our members include; cost and time savings, business won, increased competitive advantage, reduced risk and enhanced reputation. Take our quick assessment, linking you to our world class resources.

Key topics within Sustainability

To help our members develop a holistic understanding of the impacts relevant to sustainability, we offer a suite of resources on the following key sub-topics:

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Air Quality

The quality of the air we all breathe often gets…

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Biodiversity
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Biodiversity and Ecology

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

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Business Ethics

The identification, management and mitigation of risk of bribery, corruption…

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Energy and Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our time and…

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Environmental Management

How we deal with the potential positive and negative impacts…

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Fairness, Inclusion & Respect

Making our workplaces even better for everyone.

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Materials

The built environment industry can reduce the negative impacts of…

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Slavery
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Modern Slavery

With an estimated 49.6 million victims worldwide, modern slavery is…

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social value
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Social Value

Social Value is more important than ever and has a…

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Performance Measurement and Management

Collecting data and measuring sustainability performance in a standardised way,…

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Sustainability Strategy

Sustainable development requires a holistic consideration of environmental, social and…

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Sustainable Procurement Training

Procurement that has the most positive environmental, social and economic…

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

Changing the mindset from 'waste' to 'resources' and improving efficiency…

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Water

Monitoring and addressing water consumption and use helps to reduce…

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Wellbeing

Addressing wellbeing and welfare improvement across the whole value chain…

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Key Sustainability resources

Here are a selection of featured sustainability related resources. To view more, please visit our full resource library.

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Energy and Carbon

Latest Sustainability news

Find our latest news stories and blog posts from all topics within sustainability.

CO2 Performance Ladder Pilot Launches in the UK

21 May 2024, London, UK – The CO2 Performance Ladder pilot has launched in the United Kingdom. This project marks a significant advancement in...

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Scaling Up for the Future: Non-Domestic Retrofit in Scotland

Written by Holly Hansen-Maughan, Sector Manager for Retrofit Retrofitting, the process of upgrading existing buildings to enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, holds...

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Three New Appointments to Supply Chain Sustainability School Board

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is pleased to announce the appointment of three new distinguished members to its Board of Directors. The new appointees...

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK

Written by Saira Khan and Edited by Cathryn Greville. LGBTQ+* History Month is a dedicated period of reflection, celebration and education that takes place...

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Empowering Change: FIR Programme and RSMA Forge Industry Collaboration

In an exciting development for the built environment sector, the Supply Chain Sustainability School is proud to announce its Industry Collaboration with the Road...

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Free Sustainability Training Platform Launched for Irish Construction Industry

Today marks a significant milestone as the Supply Chain Sustainability School extends its footprint to Ireland. Already recognised as a leading learning platform in...

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