The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a consultation to canvas views of property and construction professionals on a definition of social value for the built environment sector.
The definition will help to set a standard of ambition for projects and provide a common language around social value for built environment practitioners
The consultation looks at what elements should be included within the definition, with questions designed to elicit feedback on each element’s usefulness, as well as on the content itself.
The deadline for the consultation is 21 August 2020.
Last month, UKGBC announced participants in the industry task group for this project, with experts from organisations including the Supply Chain Sustainability School, been involved in the design of this consultation.
The task group will play a key role in reviewing the responses and making recommendations. Feedback will be used to develop the first draft of the definition and ascertain which elements require further exploration through roundtable discussions this autumn.
This work forms part of UKGBC’s Social Value programme which has been made possible this year thanks to the generous support of Programme Partners: Argent, Avison Young, Buro Happold and Federated Hermes.