Over the next four months the Supply Chain Sustainability School is hosting a number of supplier days across the UK. The events are free to attend thanks to funding from CITB, and give suppliers the opportunity to hear from industry experts on a range of topics including the future of sustainability, the aims and objectives of leading construction firms and how they want to engage with their supply chains.
Founded by Skanska together with support from Kier, Lend Lease, Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine, Wilmott Dixon and Aggregate Industries - the Supply Chain Sustainibility School is a virtual learning environment that aims to help construction suppliers and sub-contractors develop their sustainability knowledge and competence. It was designed to help suppliers further address the challenges faced by our industry and help suppliers benefit from the many new opportunities that are emerging through sustainable business.
While the construction industry has taken several steps forward in addressing key environmental and social sustainability challenges, our customers are increasingly demanding more sustainable practices. This coupled with current and forthcoming legislation are driving the market for a greener, more sustainable
As an industry, we must ensure we are able to react to these demands. We believe the Supply Chain Sustainability School represents a first for the industry, and is part of our continued commitment to lead the industry into a brighter, more sustainable future.
Suppliers wishing to attend the supplier days can sign up online by visiting www.supplychain.co.uk. From here you can also enrol with the school and use their self assessment tool to get your own personalised action plan.
Supplier Day Schedule
19th July 2012 | North West Supplier Day | Haydock Park Racecourse
6th September 2012 | Edinburgh Supplier Day | Radisson Blu, 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, EH1 1TH
27th September 2012 | Elephant and Castle | London
4th October 2012 | Birmingham | venue tbc
11th October 2012 | Midlands | venue tbc
25th October 2012 | East of England | venue tbc
31st October 2012 | Bristol | venue tbc
8th November 2012 | Southampton | venue tbc