13 February 2003
The construction industry's main improvement and best-practice organisation is to develop guidelines on corporate social responsibility.
The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (Ciria) will identify issues, set targets and produce a toolkit of plans, goals and case studies to help clients and their supply chain partners identify areas for improvements.
A Ciria spokesperson said that clients, through their decisions on what is to be delivered, have the largest impact on social responsibility issues down the supply chain.
For more information, contact Ciria on 020 7222 8891 or visit www.ciria.org.uk
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