Wednesday 24 January 2024, Dublin: Sisk is delighted to be one of the 15 founding members of the Irish Supply Chain Sustainability School having been a member of the UK School for the past seven years. The School is now set to provide free industry-supported training, knowledge sharing and support for best practices in sustainability within the Irish built environment.
The launch event being held at Croke Park, Dublin today, is being supported by the School's 15 Founding Partners. These Partners, including the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and key players in semi-states, homebuilders, major contractors, manufacturers, and service providers showcased a collective commitment to building skills across their supply chain and the broader workforce.
The Supply Chain Sustainability School has a well-established reputation in the UK, boasting a community of over 100,000 registered members and 200 Partners since it launched almost 12 years ago. The School team, instrumental in shaping the UK School's success, now aim to replicate this achievement in Ireland by working with the founding partners in establishing a standalone, not for profit Irish School, governed by its Partners.
Andrew Wilson, Programmes Manager for the Supply Chain Sustainability School, said: “We are delighted to establish a Supply Chain Sustainability School for Ireland. Building on the success experienced since 2012 in the UK, and working closely with our Partners, this initiative will accelerate collaboration to tackle shared industry risks such as climate change, labour shortages and modern slavery.”
John Devereaux, Supply Chain Director, Ireland and Europe, Sisk said: “Having seen first-hand the benefits that the school has had for Sisk in the UK, I would encourage all of our Irish supply chain partners to take full advantage of the free learning provided. The School is about collaboration of the entire industry to play our role to tackle the climate emergency.”
The Irish School is steadfast in its commitment to providing free learning, fostering knowledge sharing, and encouraging a collaborative approach to tackle key sustainability challenges in the industry. These challenges encompass energy and carbon, sustainable procurement, waste and circular economy, community and social impact, as well as issues like modern slavery, fairness, inclusion, and respect.
Membership to the School is free, offering access to hundreds of CPD-accredited online sustainability training sessions and e-learning resources. Interested individuals are encouraged to sign up via www.supplychainschool.ie.
Companies wishing to collaborate with industry peers to shape the School's development for the Irish built environment industry can become a Partner. For more information on becoming a Partner, you can visit the schools website.
About Supply Chain Sustainability School: The Supply Chain Sustainability School is a multi-award-winning initiative which represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within supply chains. Leadership is provided by a School Board comprising of elected representatives from its Partners, responsible for fiscal governance and strategic direction. A Code of Ethics is signed by all Partners as part of the School Constitution and Partners lead the direction of the School content and activities through leadership groups.
Irish School: https://www.supplychainschool.ie/