The Modern Slavery SIG, led by Steve Baker, held its first meeting this month which was attended by YORbuild, YORcivil and YORconsult users, contractors and consultants plus representatives from YORhub’s framework teams. The session was supported by EJ Allen of Action Sustainability who provided an introductory overview of modern slavery and will continue to offer expert advice as the group develops its plans for addressing the issue in construction.
As a result of that meeting, Action Sustainability and YORhub are hosting an Introduction to Modern Slavery webinar on 27 February – see details and register
YORhub’s Sustainability Special Interest Group launches next month on Thursday 29 February at the YORhub-procured RaisE Business Centre in Goole. The group, led by Mike Raven, YORhub Sustainability Manager, is open to attendees from YORhub framework users, consultants, and contractors. The group will look at various topics related to sustainability and net zero carbon, and how the YORhub frameworks can maximise positive environmental impacts on projects.
The first meeting will feature a presentation by Lucy Allis, Local Authorities Climate Change Coordinator at the York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority; a workshop by YORhub-sponsored PhD candidate Suhaib Arogundade on his academic research into carbon KPIs; and a demo by Chris Clarke, Sustainability Lead for the National Association of Construction Frameworks, of the Embodied Carbon Benchmarking tool which YORhub will be working on with framework contractors as the means to report project carbon emissions.