Company

APRES (Action Programme on Responsible Sourcing)

UK-GBC Member

Address:
School of Civil and Building Engineering
Loughborough University
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU

Email:
apres@lboro.ac.uk

Web:
http://apres.lboro.ac.uk/

The aim of APRES is to develop an action programme to deliver responsible sourcing in the UK construction industry.
The APRES network will act as a new community 'centre' for knowledge-sharing and dissemination of RS practices, forging new research ideas and relationships and providing guidance direct to the industry. The specific objectives are to:

- explore in depth the challenges involved in delivering responsible sourcing, with a view to developing a coordinated action programme;
- establish and sustain an enthusiastic membership base for the network such that it becomes known as a well-established community of practice;
- map the industry's skills and knowledge needs through workshops on context, market, and technology challenges;
- define academic research and development directions and improve the quality of research interaction between academics and industry;
- identify and disseminate outcomes and best practice to the industry and others, via the website, email and themed events;
- provide an open and impartial discussion forum for the construction industry and its customers, academics, government, professional bodies, trade associations and standard-setting bodies – anyone with an interest in RS will be encouraged to participate.

Between 2010 and 2013, the APRES network will host three major conferences and deliver a Visioning Report for responsible sourcing in the UK construction industry.

Resources

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Ethical Sourcing: Free e-learning modules

Ethical Sourcing: Free e-learning modules

Guidance and industry reports, Training courses

These free to use, 15 minute, e-learning modules were created as part of the APRES (Action Programme for Responsible and Ethical Sourcing) network. Read more…

Ethical Sourcing: A Guide for Designers and Specifiers

Ethical Sourcing: A Guide for Designers and Specifiers

Guidance and industry reports

Designers, Engineers and Specifiers play a significant role in the construction industry. Often involved from the early stages of projects through to realisation and post occupancy/use. Read more…

Responsible Sourcing Advice for SMEs (ReAdy)

Responsible Sourcing Advice for SMEs (ReAdy)

Training courses

This programme will deliver a training package on responsible sourcing (RS) for construction products
which is aimed particularly at SME manufacturers and specifiers (including contractors). Read more…

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