Supply Chain Sustainability School

The School is a collaboration between clients, contractors and suppliers who have a mutual interest in building the skills of their supply chain.  Mane is one of those.

The School works together with its Partners and members to provide an online and in-person community improving the knowledge of the built environment sector.

The School covers all aspects of the built environment, and focuses on five main topics:

  • Sustainability
  • Offsite
  • BIM
  • Lean construction
  • Management

The significant investment in projects over the next few decades provides the industry with an opportunity to not only improve infrastructure, but to do so by delivering significant reductions in environmental impacts and improving the value that society receives from this public investment.

Our clients are demanding more sustainable practices.  Consequently, the demand for supply chains to provide efficient, green and ethical solutions as normal business routine is increasing.

With legislation such as the Immigration Act 2014 and Modern Slavery Act 2015 ensuring tighter labour standards, alongside a skills shortage within the sector, the requirement for sustainable outcomes is stronger than ever.

To support the School and promote best practice, Mane are a signatory of the People Matter Charter and agreed to:

Equality, diversity, and inclusion – Intent

Implement Equality & Diversity / Fairness. Inclusion & Respect objectives practices to increase employee satisfaction and improvement in workplace behaviour.

Skills and training – Intent

Provide employment, skills and training strategy with a monitored implementation plan.

Workforce culture – Intent

Deliver physical, mental and social wellbeing objectives and practices designed to support

Living wage – Intent

Plan towards paying the real living wage.

Due Diligence – Intent

Due diligence ensuring human rights are being protected through the materials supply chain.

Labour legal requirements – Requirement

Ensuring all permanent or temporary labour in our organisation have the right to work in this country.

Labour exploitation – Requirement

Show evidence that Mane has the capacity & resilience to identify and report issues of labour exploitation.

Payments – Requirement

Demonstrate that all payment mechanisms in place for employment comply with HMRC Legislation concerning Tax, NI and pension contributions. As well as legal compliance, evidence that employees directly employed or through the supply chain are not subjected to hidden payments and have access to all benefits such as sick, holiday and paternity pay and they are made aware of their entitlements.

Find out more information on what it means to become a signatory of the 'People Matter Charter' here.