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Social Value

Social Value is more important than ever and has a key role to play in tackling the challenges faced in the built environment.

Managing and measuring social value

Social Value in the Built Environment Industry Briefing 2020

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The long-term wellbeing and resilience of our communities has never been more critical, and the world of social value is maturing rapidly. Organisations can no longer afford to ignore the communities in which they work. Investors and clients are holding their supply chain to higher standards of accountability, with robust measurement and reporting requirements focusing on long-term, evidence based outcomes.

In late 2020, the Government published its Social Value Model in the  Procurement Policy Note 06/20 (PPN 06/20).  It subsequently published guidance on exactly how to use the Model, and metrics to measure impact. This has the useful effect of defining exactly how organisations can implement the Public Services (Social value) Act 2012.

The PPN06/20 requires central government procurement to explicitly evaluate social value, with a minimum 10% weighting of score put on the topic. It has provided some form of standardisation around the topic of social value, helping contracting authorities and their supply chains to better understand what they can do to generate it.

Social Value Resources aligned with PPN 06/20

View the social value resources below aligned with the 5 themes in the Government’s Social Value Model – PPN 06/20:

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Covid-19 Recovery

Helping local communities to manage and recover from the impact…

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Tackling Economic Inequality

Creating new businesses, new jobs and new skills.

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Equal Opportunity

Tackling workforce inequality and reducing the disability employment gap.

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Energy and Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our times and…

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Wellbeing

Addressing wellbeing across the value chain

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What Social Value means to Network Rail

Find out through this video about Network Rail’s approach to delivering social value through its social value framework covering economic prosperity, equal opportunity, wellbeing and COVID-19 recovery.

What Social Value means to Network Rail

Social Value Topics

To help our members to develop a holistic understanding of the impacts relevant to social value, we offer a suite of resources on the following key topics:

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Community

Being a good neighbour – How companies in the built…

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Employment

Encouraging the use of local people and those from diverse…

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Supplier Diversity

Providing free and fair opportunities for all businesses to bid…

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Training & Skills

Attracting, developing and retaining talent to improve productivity and enable…

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Wages

4.8 million workers are paid less than a real Living…

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Fairness, Inclusion & Respect

Making our workplaces even better for everyone.

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Energy and Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our times and…

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Wellbeing

Addressing wellbeing across the value chain

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Air Quality

The quality of the air we all breathe often gets…

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Community Engagement - An insight from Skanska

Hear why social value is key to delivering Skanska’s purpose and about the work they are doing to deliver a sustainable legacy for everyone living or working around their sites.

Community Engagement – An insight from Skanska

Social Value Learning Pathway

 

Social Value: What is it and Why is it Important? 2022

This self-enrol learning pathway contains beginner-level resources that will help to understand what social value is and why it is important. The content will introduce you to relevant social value legislation, policy and the current industry landscape. It will also cover drivers for social value as well as the business case for addressing this topic. It is the perfect place to start if you want to know more about social value, but don’t know where to begin.

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Social Value by Design
Designers and architects have been largely excluded from discussions around social value. Their decisions, however, have a significant impact on the social value that can be generated during the construction and operation of assets. The Supply Chain Sustainability School convened a special interest group that collaborated on a ground-breaking document, “Social Value and Design of the Built Environment”. This identifies how social value can be optimised through each stage of the RIBA Plan of Works, and rail and road equivalents. Tools and case studies are provided to trigger ideas and discussion.
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Key social value resources

Here are a selection of key social value resources that cover areas such as communities, skills and training and employment.

Employment
Modern Slavery
Community
Wellbeing
Training and Skills
Air Quality
Supplier Diversity
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