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National Highways: Social Value Tool



At National Highways, our work to connect the country goes beyond operating, maintaining and improving the Strategic Road Network.

What we do, and how we do it includes creating opportunities for individuals and communities and positive change for the environment through social value.

We define social value as:

“The benefits that National Highways and its supply chain delivers for people, environment and the economy.”

Aligning with government guidance and the ‘levelling up agenda’, we are working in partnership with our suppliers to develop a wider-reaching, consistent approach to social value delivery and reporting.

Introducing the Social Value Tool

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After our initial work to measure broader environmental and social impact through a Sustainability Tool, we have now developed a Social Value Tool, which will collate, quantify and evidence the social value outcomes of investment in England’s Strategic Road Network – in real-time and at project level.

This tool supports our Social Value Plan announced in late 2022.

All companies involved in the National Highways supply chain are requested to use this Tool to submit quarterly data on metrics covering issues such as employment, equality and community engagement.

More information including supplier training and support for using the Social Value Tool is available from:

Andrew Wilson – [email protected]   

Briony Laidler – [email protected]