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Supporting growing businesses to create even more social value
A social enterprise is a business that delivers goods and services in exchange for income, like any other business, but also does social or environmental good as part of its core mission. It is not a strictly defined legal structure but to gain a credible social enterprise accreditation businesses are often required to:
Employing and training people who face barriers to work like Recycling Lives, a waste services company employing ex-offenders and people affected by homelessness
Donating profits to charitable causes like Blue Bear Coffee, a coffee producer who donate profits to charities fighting human trafficking
Ensuring sustainable and ethical supply chains like Ethstat Ethical Stationery who provide office and printing supplies that are made ethically and sustainably
Making a product or service accessible to the people who need it like Greenstream Flooring, a recycled flooring supplier who give people free flooring materials if they can’t afford them
We know that many of our buyers and suppliers are striving to work with more social enterprises, as they recognise that doing so is a great way to provide social value.
So we have added a new filter to our search function to enable buyers and suppliers to find and reach out to social enterprises more easily within our platform, which means our members can now search specifically for social enterprises in Constructionline.
Supply Change helps organisations create more impactful supply chains for business, people and planet. For 3 years the women-led team has been generating impact by redirecting procurement spend to social enterprises. Supply Change has generated £300k+ of income for social enterprises who use that revenue to create social and environmental value.
Supply Change works with a community of buyers across sectors including construction, housing, professional services and the public sector. They support buyers to procure from social enterprises providing cleaning, building materials, waste services, signage, catering, energy services, digital services, marketing services, corporate gifts and much more.
We have partnered with Supply Change, an organisation dedicated to making social procurement easier, faster and more impactful for businesses, to deliver our new social enterprise service. Constructionline will provide free membership and Acclaim accreditation, and Supply Change will be helping us to verify businesses’ eligibility to receive this support. By working together, we’re making it easier than ever for Main contractors and Social Enterprises to join together to deliver projects.
Constructionline accreditation gives suppliers access to more contract opportunities but the cost can be a barrier for social enterprises. Constructionline is providing Supply Change’s community of social enterprise suppliers with free accreditation so that they can access more contracts and create more impact.
If your business is a social enterprise, then we want to support you to grow your business, so you can create even more social value.
If you think your organisation or an organisation on your supply chain is a Social Enterprise and qualifies for our FREE Constructionline membership up to the Gold level, and FREE Acclaim Accreditation, we want to hear from you!
As a buyer, you can let us know of any social enterprise suppliers on your supply chain that can benefit from getting a free Constructionline membership, up to our Gold level membership.
The team at Supply Change will verify their details, and then we will contact the supplier if they are eligible for a free membership.
Complete the form below, and we’ll take care of the rest.
As a Constructionline Supplier, social enterprises will also benefit from a searchable profile on our platform, which means the thousands of buyers and suppliers that use Constructionline can easily find and contact them about new opportunities.
By completing the supplier form below, your details will be sent to Supply Change for verification, and then if you are eligible, we’ll be in touch with you directly to discuss the next steps to get your free membership.
Are you a member of Constructionline? *
First name *
Last name *
Company Name *
Please list the Social Enterprise(s) you would like to add to Constructionline with a free membership and SSIP.
Company Name *
Contact Name *
Email Address *
Company House Number
By ticking, you agree for your details to be forwarded onto Supply Change. *
Companies House number
Are you a Social Enterprise?
Social Supplier Declaration - Please select the following that apply to your business
The organisation has a defined primary social purpose that is set out in its governing documentsThe organisation is an independent business that derives 50% or more of its income from tradeThe organisation reinvests 50% or more of any annual profits made towards achieving the social purposeThe organisation is a registered charity
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