Podcast explains the value in the Supply Chain Sustainability School

Last updated: 14th June 2023

Listen to this podcast to discover a whole new world of sustainable learning. Dan Smith, Sustainability & Construction Manager, at Mitsubishi Electric highlights the benefits of joining the Sustainability Supply Chain School

I’ve written before on why Mitsubishi Electric has signed up to the Supply Chain Sustainability School and how this demonstrates that as a business, we are focused on developing and increasing the sustainability skills and knowledge of both our workforce and our supply chain.


And now, we’ve captured all the thinking behind the School with a new podcast where my colleague Martin Fahey and I talk to our guest Holly Hansen-Maughan from the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Together we discuss the school’s impact on companies working in the built environment and the challenges the Industry faces in meeting sustainability targets.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) is an award-winning, industry-wide collaboration, led by Partners and Members whose Vision for the School is to be: “An industry where everyone will have the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.”

You won’t know what you don’t know until you take a look

Dan Smith, Sustainability & Construction Manager

Simplifying the complex

The SCSS was founded in 2012 to share experience across the large and complex supply chains that make up the construction industry.

It offers Bronze, Silver and Gold memberships and is aiming to help the construction industry achieve Net Zero by 2050 wherever they are in the supply chain.

The School helps facilitate key members to come forward and share ideas so that they can help drive the agenda through collaboration.

We’re all on this journey together and, although we all know the destination, all of us are all starting from a different place.

We also know that there is no one answer and, whilst we have our own areas of expertise, we cannot be experts in everything, so it helps to talk and listen to experts from other fields.

Free access to learning

The School is completely FREE and allows members to access training in a wealth of different areas including; Sustainability, Digital, FIR, Lean Construction, Management, Offsite, People and Procurement.

It’s well worth signing up to as you won’t know what you don’t know until you take a look.


Anyone who joins the School can also attend training and networking events, gain CPD points, complete a self-assessment and get a bespoke action plan, complete e-learning modules along with various training resources.

The SCSS currently has 192 partners and 100’s of members and is definitely more not just a talking shop, with a very broad remit.

Collaboration groups cover all areas of construction from new-build, retro-fit, MMC, waste, etc.

And they do make decisions, taking information and turning it into useful and informative training events and e-Learning, which is then pushed back through the supplychain, to benefit everyone.

The groups also look beyond sustainability, economics and environmental, to also focus on the social impact of businesses, focusing on topics such as modern slavery, fairness, inclusion, respect and diversity.

Click here to listen to the full podcast now and discover a whole new world of learning.





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