CHAS teams up with the Supply Chain Sustainability School

Supply chain risk management organisation, CHAS, has joined forces with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to develop the Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Growth Assessment.

The assessment provides a framework for organisations to assess and embed the principles and business benefits of a fairer, more inclusive and respectful workplace.

Designed specifically by construction clients, contractors and sub-contractors, it is suitable for organisations of any size.

Commenting on the new partnership, CHAS managing director Ian McKinnon said: “We are excited to join forces with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to further the construction industry’s progress in becoming more diverse and inclusive and make the sector a better place to work for everyone.”

Businesses can now become accredited for their commitment to promoting fairness, inclusion and respect via a new CHAS accreditation. The CHAS Fairness, Inclusion and Respect accreditation enables companies to confirm that they are embedding this issue within their organisation in line with industry best practice and guidelines.

The assessment involves a mix of online questions and in-person interviews and considers the role of six key factors in effectively embedding a culture of fairness, inclusion and respect, which include; strategy, leadership and governance; recruitment and development; working practices; the site environment, and the supply chain.

Commenting on the launch of the accreditation, McKinnon said: “As the industry becomes more attuned to the value of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, it is a real benefit for businesses to be able to demonstrate that they are taking this issue seriously.

“CHAS’s new accreditation provides reassurance that fairness, inclusion and respect is being embedded effectively throughout an organisation in line with current best practice and guidelines. This in turn can help companies grow their reputations and businesses.”

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