Supply Chain Sustainability School

Carlisle Brass has been recognised with the Silver member status from the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Carlisle Brass are proud to announce that we have received recognition of Silver member status from the Supply Chain Sustainability School. They are a collaborative initiative designed to represent a common approach to addressing sustainability within construction industry supply chains.

The School encourages training in 3 different areas; sustainability, management and offsite projects. It offers its members the opportunity to attend training and networking events and gain CPD points (Continuing Professional Development). This refers to the process of tracking and documenting skills and knowledge gained as you work.

By completing a self-assessment, a member will receive a bespoke action plan, e-learning modules and various training resources to assist with enhancing their knowledge on relevant subjects.

House builders and contractors who use door hardware products under the Carlisle Brass portfolio requested that any supplier within their supply chain sign up to become members of the school, and attain a bronze status to remain on their list of approved suppliers.

Carlisle Brass is the only commercial door hardware Importer/Distributor in the UK to currently be recognised with Silver status, and we are actively introducing many of our overseas partners to some of the areas highlighted by the school’s resources. 

Paul Campbell, the technical manager at Carlisle Brass said: “The silver status recognition from the School, is a reward of the journey that Carlisle Brass is taking within its supply chain. We’ve decided to go beyond what was requested as we have always been the leader of door hardware within the UK house building industry, and we intend to continue to be the torch bearer in delivering enhanced quality. Involvement with the school has led to us investing more in our overseas partners, introducing training and guidance on areas, other than product. Instead of only auditing specific areas relating to product design, product quality, measurement and analysis, our approach was broadened to incorporate additional opportunities for improvement in areas such as ethical trading, employee welfare, health and safety, and environmental impacts.”

The Silver status demonstrates that Carlisle Brass are continually looking for opportunities to improve its supply chain. This is an award of continual improvement and enhanced supply chain systems within the construction industry.

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is here to support every member of the supply chain in the construction and infrastructure sectors in England, Scotland and Wales. 

It covers a wealth of topics from Waste and Carbon, Fairness Inclusion and Respect, social values and the Modern Slavery Act as well as many more sustainability issues.