Social Value

It’s at the heart of everything we do and believe.

Social Value is central to our project work, initiatives, events and partnerships. And driving it forward are our people, all passionate and empowered to inspire positive change.

But there’s always room for improvement. That’s why we’re now on a journey to formalise how we achieve social value in the hope that we’ll generate even better outcomes.

Guided by our Social Value Task Group, we’re focusing on six goals across the themes of Better Places, Empowering People and Resilient Partnerships.

Better Places:

Environment:  A low carbon, low waste future

Social: Healthier, safer and more resilient places

Empowering People:

Skills:  Improved skills and personal development

Employment: Supporting and developing positive employment outcomes

Resilient Partnerships:

Supply chains:  Ethical sourcing and investment

Growth:  Promoting an excellent local and regional ecosystem of businesses, organisations and VCSEs

Download our emerging Social Value Policy for more information

Download our emerging Social Value Policy for more information

Our journey so far…

B Corp

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