The Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Growth Assessment

15 March 2023

The Fairness, Inclusion & Respect Growth Assessment, has been developed in partnership with major construction clients, contractors and the Supply Chain Sustainability School. Endorsed by the Construction Leadership Council, the Assessment demonstrates an organisationā€™s commitment to making workplaces better for everyone and provides a structured way to develop and embed a culture of fairness, inclusion, and respect in your company.

CHAS is delighted to be one of the first organisations to be authorised to undertake an independent accreditation against the FIR Assessment enabling you to:

  • better understand your organisationā€™s maturity on fairness, inclusion and respect issues
  • benchmark with others in the industry
  • access a pathway of learning resources to support improvement and your growth journey to best practice
  • evidence to your clients and stakeholders that fairness, inclusion, and respect matters to your company
Why do you need a Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Growth Assessment?

The Construction Leadership Council, National Highways, Network Rail, HS2 and leading construction contractors, including Vinci, Skanska and Balfour Beatty, have backed the adoption of the assessment.

Increasingly, to secure new work or complete contract submissions, buyers and suppliers will be expected to demonstrate with evidence that they build and maintain an increasingly open, diverse and inclusive organisation, harnessing the skills and expertise of all employees.

How does the FIR Growth Assessment work?

CHAS have produced this helpful ebook to answer your questions ā‰«

PDA Members with any enquiries about the assessment can directly contact CHAS’ FIR Champion, Lucy Dixon at [email protected]

CHAS is the UKā€™s leading accreditation scheme for contractors, and exists to help contractors ensure compliance, gain essential training and make considerable operational savings.

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