Supply Chain Sustainability School marks partner milestone

MCCARTHY & Stone has become the 100th partner at the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is an initiative which represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within supply chains. The school provides free support in the form of e-learning modules, tailored self-assessment and action plans, training, events and networking, delivered by an independent third-party consultancy, Action Sustainability.

Kathryn Gillard, group procurement director at McCarthy & Stone said, “We are delighted to be the 100th Partner. Our FY21 procurement strategy sets out our desire to upskill our people and supply chain; and being part of the school will help us to achieve this ambition.”

Ian Heptonstall, director of the Supply Chain Sustainability School added, “The sector faces three major challenges: decarbonisation, productivity and talent. With 100 partners providing a consistent and clear message to the supply chain, the school is an enabler of the transformative change needed.

“Through initiatives such as the People Matter Charter, supply-chain carbon foot-printing, plus award-winning online learning around sustainability, digital, offsite and lean construction, we can lead the drive to ‘Build Back Better’.”

Launched in 2012, the Supply Chain Sustainability School now has over 40,000 registered users, more than 14,000 member companies and another 12,000 individual members.