Partners and Collaborators
At the Centre for Research into Sustainability we view partnership as a long term strategic process based on the value of our independent high quality research. This takes the form of knowledge sharing, collaborative research and education and training.
Case Study: Supply Chain Sustainability School
Growing from our collaboration with the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, the organisation which oversaw sustainability at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are proud to have a long term partnership with the award winning Supply Chain Sustainability School.
The Supply Chain Sustainability School (known as ‘The School’) represents a common approach to developing sustainability competence in the construction industry supply chain. The School has 13,000 members, including 44 of the UK’s top construction contractors. In 2012 the School established the Horizon Group, a forum unique in the construction industry between academia and industry. Members of the Centre for Research into Sustainability have been engaged in the Horizon Group since its inception. The purpose of the group is to develop a research-led community of practice which can facilitate school content that is better informed by research. The group’s vision is of a supply chain with greater capability to deliver a sustainable built environment through the development and implementation of collaborative research. CRIS members are leading academic contributors to the Horizon Group. Areas of collaboration include:
- Regular Horizon Group meetings feeding in new research to the other activities of the School – Diego Vazquez-Brust and Laura Spence
- ISO20400 Sustainable Procurement SME Guide – Laura J. Spence and Shaun McCarthy (Supply Chain Sustainability School)
- Redesign of the School’s ethics e-learning module for SME suppliers – Laura J. Spence and Ross Primer (Supply Chain Sustainability School).
- Exploratory project on externalities and sustainability – Diego Vazquez-Brust with members of the Horizon Group.
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