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What is the Supply Chain Sustainability School?

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The Supply Chain Sustainability School enables socially, environmentally and economically sustainable supply chains for all organisations in Australia and New Zealand through open access to educational resources.


The School is an industry-wide collaboration, led by our Fellows and Members whose Vision for the School is “Collaborative accessible education for a sustainable future”.


We aim to deliver this vision using shared values:

  • Collaborative – We build a consistent approach to developing sustainability skills through shared knowledge and resources. Our direction is led by our Fellows, and our resources are promoted by our Fellows and members.
  • Integrity – We deliver measurable impact through dynamic leadership and leading by example.
  • Inspirational – We inspire our Members and Fellows to drive positive change.
  • Inclusive – We exemplify respect for the planet, our colleagues and wider society.


We pursue the following charitable purposes:

  • advancing education aimed at developing core skills in social, economic and environmental sustainability.
  • promoting reconciliation, harmony, mutual respect, equality and tolerance between groups of individuals that are in Australia and New Zealand.
  • promoting human rights including but not limited to the elimination of racial discrimination, elimination of discrimination against women, the rights of the child, the rights of persons with disabilities as well as economic, social and cultural rights.
  • advancing the natural environment through educating the community about the natural environment, the preservation of flora and fauna, protecting native animals and preserving or rehabilitating habitats


Whilst Membership of the school is free, Fellows lead the School and pay an annual fee to fund the School’s operations. The School is administered by the CEO who is led by a Board comprising of Fellow delegates. The Board establish subcommittees and working groups as needed to govern and advise the School. The School licences our online infrastructure from the UK Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Code of ethics

The Supply Chain Sustainability School Code of Ethics requires all involved in the School including all Fellows, Contractors, Suppliers, Sub-contractors and Trainers to:

  • Respect the confidentiality of information and results
  • Complete all assessments and tests as accurate as possible and in good faith
  • Act with integrity and respect in dealing with other members
  • Acknowledge that the School is an open learning environment
  • Promote the School as a consistent approach amongst members for developing the sustainability skills of the construction supply chain
  • Encourage and support fellow members in developing their sustainability skills
  • Ensure no anti-competitive behaviour results from the business of the School.

In addition, the School’s administration and trainers will:

  • Ensure complete confidentiality of the information provided by participants and ensure that this is kept confidential at all times and not disclosed to any other Fellow, Member or third party
  • Act fairly and impartially in dealing with contractors and suppliers
  • Act with reasonable skill, care and diligence in all matters concerning the School
  • Strive to make sure that the School benefits the industry as a whole and minimises the burden on the supply chain.

Human Rights Policy

The School is committed to respecting human rights. We expect high human rights performance standards across our operations and supply chain.
The School values acting with integrity and courage and fostering an ethical culture where everyone embraces a sense of responsibility for doing the right thing in the right way. Respecting human rights across all our business activities helps to uphold our core values and achieve our vision of creating long-term, sustainable value for society. We are committed to doing what matters by working closely with our stakeholders to identify and understand our impacts, mitigate negative impacts and enhance positive ones.
Our approach is inclusive of the internationally recognised human rights set out in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the eight ILO fundamental conventions encompassed by the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We also recognise that in specific circumstances, other international human rights laws, voluntary principles and guidelines for business may support our decisions on how we best respect the rights of vulnerable populations or other rights-holders. We commit to respecting the higher standard where national law and international human rights standards differ.
The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights guide the implementation of our policy commitment through human rights due diligence processes. The focus of our implementation is on the human rights that are most relevant to our operations and supply chain. We do not tolerate retaliation against human rights defenders acting to address human rights on behalf of individuals or groups.

Who is the School for?

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We are for everybody working in Australia and New Zealand. 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 industries.

We cover a wealth of social, environmental and economic topics. Kick-start your learning journey by completing a benchmarking assessment and receive a custom action plan with ten suggested learning resources to address any gaps in knowledge. Or you can work through any of our resources at your own pace, enrol in a Learning Pathway and attend events.

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