Skip to content

About the School 

What is the Supply Chain Sustainability School?

The School was established in 2015 to increase sustainability knowledge and competency along the construction and infrastructure supply chains.

Who can use the School?

With an emphasis on supporting small-to-medium enterprises, the School provides free e-learning, information and face-to-face training for construction and infrastructure suppliers, contractors and service providers. Companies, teams or individuals signing up can access a wealth of free resources and tools to meet increasing sustainability demands and performance benchmarks, and to help build clever, collaborative and competitive construction and infrastructure sectors.

What is available?

The resources of the Australian School are FREE to all supply chain members.  These free resources complement existing construction sector standards, rating schemes and frameworks developed by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia, the Green Building Council of Australia and Federal and State Government Departments.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School provides targeted learning and support to address all the main sustainability issues including materials, carbon, environmental management, waste, water, biodiversity, ethics, community, climate adaptation, procurement, as well as human rights and modern slavery.

What are the benefits of using the School?

Registered members can access:

    • A comprehensive virtual learning environment that helps construction and infrastructure suppliers and sub-contractors develop their sustainability knowledge and competence

    • A means to address learning and competence efficiently across tiers of supply chain

    • A wide range of e-learning modules, plus unique management system to track progress

    • Opportunities for involvement at supplier development days and sustainability workshops

    • Other groups and initiatives within the wider Supply Chain Sustainability School network (including groups focused on construction, infrastructure, and research).

What progress does the School achieve?

- enhancing the construction sectors' supply chain competitiveness through building its understanding and competency in best practice construction sustainability. 

Resource efficiency - enhancing the achievement of construction and infrastructure sustainability outcomes on time and within budget

Risk management - enhancing contractor and supplier awareness of sustainability risks and mitigation options during project delivery

Knowledge - building a common understanding across construction supply chain participants regarding key sustainability specifications, opportunities and solutions

Competency - providing assessment and benchmarking tools and building internal sustainability capabilities, particularly with SMEs who find it difficult to access traditional sustainability training and resources.