Workstream 1: Leadership

Launch of the Accord Network a 2021 milestone

Transformation requires effective cross-government and industry leadership, the sharing of success stories and lessons learned, and a coordinated voice on critical issues to support a unified response.

The diverse ecosystem that makes up the construction sector includes more than 150 industry bodies and this fragmentation impacts on the sector’s ability to lead and sustain change. This workstream aims to bring sector leaders together, creating a pan-industry and government steering group. This model is unique to the Accord and supports the partnership commitment.

The Accord leadership groups - Steering Group, Transformation Delivery Group and the Forum - now include more than 80 leaders from across the private and public sectors.

Launch of the Network

August 2021 saw a significant milestone for the Accord – the launch of the Accord Network

Designed to bring the sector together to lift performance and drive change, the Network is a collective of businesses, government agencies and other organisations committed to a higher performing construction industry.

This gives all in the sector the chance to be a part of achieving the Accord goals. Members pledge to uphold the Accord principles and values and to support the sector.

The launch at Parliament on 5 August was attended by Hon Grant Robertson, Hon Dr Megan Woods, Hon Poto Williams, Hon Michael Wood and dozens of leaders from the public and private sector.

Senior government officials supported the launch, including executives from Waka Kotahi, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

By early December membership of the Network had doubled since the launch, to 240.

Ongoing development of the Network

Work is underway to develop a verification framework for members' self-assessment of their current business practices, and to implement a peer advice service which would enable learning from peers across the construction sector.

Resource Hub

  • Launched in August 2021 with the Network, the Resource Hub is a one stop shop for information to help build capability and improve business performance of the construction sector
  • The Hub provides resources that supports the Accord goals, principles and behaviours promoted by the Accord Network, and helps organisations lift non-technical capability and contribute to a higher performing construction sector
  • The Resource Hub is an open access resource supporting all participants in the system to transform and deliver Accord expectations.
Last updated: 29 April 2022