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

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Key topics within sustainability

Air Quality

The quality of the air we all breathe often gets…

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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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Environmental Management

Environmental Management is the term we use to describe how…

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Business Ethics

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

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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
Modern Slavery

With 40.3 million victims estimated by the Global Slavery Index…

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Performance Measurement

If organisations within an industry are measuring different things, in…

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social value
Social Value

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

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Sustainability Strategy

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

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Sustainable Procurement

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

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

We must now move to a circular rather than linear…

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Water

It’s essential to monitor water consumption to achieve the Government…

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Well-being

Protecting and enhancing people’s health and well-being

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Latest sustainability resources

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Waste and Resource Efficiency
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Latest sustainability news

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Expertise and Diversity to Drive Industry Leadership on Sustainability

Supply Chain Sustainability School elects three new Members to the Board for 2018 Appointments to any Board tasked with leading an industry-wide organisation are...

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Defra Biodiversity Net Gain Consultation

Defra want to know what you think about their proposals to make biodiversity net gain necessary for developments when granting planning permission. Biodiversity net...

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9 technological innovations shaping the 2019 sustainability agenda

These 9 technological innovations will shape the sustainability agenda in 2019 McKinsey sustainability experts weigh in on the year ahead. Sourced from McKinsey &...

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Textile recyclers call for UK government action

Sourced from Ecotextile News MAIDSTONE – Following today’s publication of the Environmental Audit Committee’s ‘Fixing Fashion’ report, the Textile Recycling Association has called for...

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How important is the plastic crisis? More important than Brexit

Sourced from Just-Drinks Anybody with half an eye on the UK’s tortuous progress – I use the word in the loosest possible sense –...

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Research and development to reduce heat loss in housing

Sourced from Scottish Construction Now A Scottish contractor and manufacturer has taken the next steps to improve the energy performance of the typical home...

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