BAM Construct UK has become a partner to the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

The School, which is being part funded by CITB-ConstructionSkills through the organisation’s Growth Fund, aims to help the industry identify sustainability issues in the supply chain. With the right knowledge and skills, it is hoped that contractors and suppliers will be equipped to meet the challenges presented by the sustainability agenda and forge potential business opportunities as a result.

BAM has set high level sustainability objectives leading up to 2015 and beyond. To achieve their long-term vision, BAM will need the support of a competent supply chain.  

Nitesh  Magdani, Head of Sustainability for BAM Construct UK feels the joined-up approach of the 11 major contractor partners supporting the School will help speed up change. "We're endorsing the School to our suppliers to help them become more sustainable, and we need to move this forward with a consistent message to our supply chain."

The free, virtual learning centre provides a range of practical and free tools for contractors looking to get to grips with sustainability issues. The school offers an online self-help assessment tool which allows organisations to assess their current strengths, identify areas in need of development, and help to fill the gaps by way of a bespoke action plan.

In addition, it offers a resources library which gives companies access to items such as e-Learning modules, webinars and case studies. Face to face training courses are also offered at the school, which will be delivered by recognised industry bodies, and will either be free of charge or heavily subsidised.

Other partners include Aggregate Industries, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Kier, Lend Lease, Morgan Sindall, Skanska, Sir Robert McAlpine, Wates and Willmott Dixon.

To find out more information about the Supply Chain Sustainability School, visit