The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a new industry-supported resource that has been established to provide training, extend knowledge and support best practices on sustainability issues in the Irish built environment industry.
Launching in January 2024, the Supply Chain Sustainability School will be a free learning environment helping to upskill those working within or aspiring to work within the built environment sector in Ireland.
The School is a collaboration between industry stakeholders, including clients, contractors and supply chain members who have a mutual interest in building the skills of the sector’s supply chain.
Its focus is on sustainability and environmental issues, including carbon and climate change, community and social impact, workforce issues and sustainable procurement.
The school will cover the following topics:
- Sustainability Strategy
- Sustainable Procurement
- Environmental Management
- Waste and Resource Efficiency
- Energy and Carbon
- Air quality
- Fairness Inclusion and Respect
- Modern Slavery
- Business Ethics
- Training & skills
- Community (and social impact)
- Supplier diversity
The School, which has been established in the UK since 2012 and operating across all levels of the construction supply chain, is being fostered in Ireland through a collaborative process involving government, semi-states, energy companies, house builders, major contractors and manufacturers who are providing funding and strategic direction for the school to transform the capability and performance of their supply chains.
The launch of the School in Ireland has been inspired by the success of a similar initiative in the UK, which is now supported by 205 major partners and delivers training and knowledge regularly to over 6,000 companies and 25,000 individual learners, all free of charge.
After being approached by several clients to establish a similar platform for Ireland, the School quickly gained support, with 15 founding partners signing up to date.
The 15 Founding Partners of the Supply Chain Sustainability School Ireland are:
Construction Industry Federation
Gas Network Ireland
John Sisk & Son
Become a Supply Chain Sustainability School Ireland member
Membership of the Supply Chain Sustainability School is completely free for individuals and companies and will provide access to hundreds of online sustainability learning resources and training sessions relevant to the built environment industry.
Registration is quick and straightforward: Complete an assessment form, and the school will prepare a bespoke action plan for individuals or organisations.
Membership will also entitle you to attend networking and training sessions, gain CPD points through an accredited suite of e-learning modules and online training activities
Become a Supply Chain Sustainability School Ireland Partner
If your organisation wants to collaborate with industry peers to shape the development of the School for the Irish built environment industry, consider joining as a Partner.
School Partners set its strategic direction and identify critical issues to be addressed, new training to develop, workshop and conference content, and ensure good governance.
The official launch of the Supply Chain Sustainability School Ireland will take place on 24 January at Croke Park. To find out more about the School and book your place for the launch, visit: