CANCELLED - Introduction to Fairness, Inclusion & Respect - SMEs


An introduction to FIR for small, medium enterprises

VGC head Office
Cardinal House
Bury Street, Ruislip

Date & time

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The School is working with other clients, contractors and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to explain what FIR means, why it matters, how to achieve it for small, medium enterprises. 

Construction and infrastructure has a pipeline of works worth £600bn, and there are further significant works planned, including building new homes. As a result, there is an acute shortage of skilled workers available, at all tiers of industry supply chains.

We need to make our industry a more attractive place to work, so that we can better attract, train and retain the talent we need to deliver this pipeline of work. One way that we can do this is by cultivating a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) in our offices and on our sites. This will also boost productivity, innovation and financial returns.

By attending this workshop you will learn: 
  • What FIR means
  • Why it matters
  • How to progress FIR within your own organisation

You will learn how to use the FIR Toolkit for the construction industry. These are free-to-access resources, part funded by CITB and distributed through The Supply Chain Sustainability School. The FIR Toolkit was created by partners including CECA, Network Rail, Highways England, Skanska, VINCI Construction, BAM Construct UK, Balfour Beatty and GRAHAM Construction.

If you have any questions please contact Sara or call 0207 697 1977. 

Current School status re: Coronavirus: At this present time we are not intending to change the format, or cancel, any events, activities, meetings or projects the Supply Chain Sustainability School are running. However, we are closely monitoring the situation and advice provided by the Government and will act accordingly. Should there be a need to cancel any training events you will be informed as soon as any decision is made so please keep an eye out for these communications which will come via email and also stated on our website. Should there be a need to cancel events or meetings, the School will endeavour to run a version of the event via webinar or meetings remotely wherever possible.

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Fairness Inclusion and Respect
180 mins

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