Equality and diversity toolkit presented at Building People webinar

Posted by Tessa Wright on 18 December 2023

The Buying social justice equality and diversity toolkit for procurement was presented in Building People’s Sharing Sixty webinar series to an audience of built environment professionals. A recording of the event is available to view here.

Professors Hazel Conley and Tessa Wright introduced the Buying Social Justice research project and the interactive toolkit, highlighting the guidance offered for including equality and diversity considerations at all stages of the procurement process from specification of the project through to tendering, contract award and delivery and monitoring. The six good practice principles identified in the toolkit were outlined: collaboration and partnership working; supplier engagement; strategic alignment; consistency; resourcing; and senior leadership commitment.

Building People brings together people and organisations in construction and the built environment sector to enable joined-up connections to foster equity, diversity and inclusion and create opportunities. It’s ‘Chief Dot-joiner’ Rebecca Lovelace has been an active member of the Buying Social Justice project advisory board and firmly believes that procurement is the way to drive change in increasing opportunities for under-represented groups in the sector. The toolkit is available to download here:
Buying social justice through procurement: an equality and diversity toolkit

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