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Social Value

Social value refers to the network of environmental, social and economic impacts resulting from an organisation’s activities.

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 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

By ensuring that people have the necessary skills and training…

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Air Quality

The quality of the air we all breathe often gets…

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Energy & 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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Biodiversity
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Biodiversity and Ecology

‘Biodiversity’ simply refers to all living things. Every species, no…

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Social Value in the Built Environment
This industry briefing paper aims to assist School Members to understand the social value expectations of their clients and end clients and to be better prepared to meet them. Furthermore, it is intended to help School Partners better understand how other organisations approach social value. It contains materials relevant to micro, small, medium and large enterprises. It allows businesses to understand general themes around the subject and enables them to increase their knowledge and skills in the area.
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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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RSSB Common Social Impact Framework for Rail
A web-based tool that allows you to calculate, assess, analyse, report and reduce your rail project carbon footprint by evaluating low-carbon options using verified, centrally-available carbon factor data that draws on Defra and Bath ICE datasets. This framework was developed by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) in partnership with Action Sustainability, Arup, Simetrica and a working group of rail stakeholders.
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Social Value: What does it mean to us?

Case study – VINCI Facilities’ approach to social value and examples of initiatives and programmes delivered with customers Peabody and Sandwell Council.

Social value: What does it mean to us?

Understanding PPN 06/20

This Webinar dives into the detail of the Government’s new social value model and gives guidance on its application.

Understanding PPN 06/20

Social value learning pathways

 

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

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.

 

 

Social Value: Defining and Delivering

This self-enrol learning pathway contains a mix of resources and case studies on the topic of social value, with a particular focus on how business across industry generate impact. The pathway is grounded in case-studies to give real-world examples of social value generation and management. This pathway is useful for businesses that understand the theory behind social value, and want to know more about how they can address the topic in their own organisation.

Key social value resources

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

Community
Modern Slavery
Training and Skills
Wellbeing
Supplier Diversity
Air Quality
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