Social Value

Showcasing suppliers’ social value capabilities.

Showcasing suppliers’ social value capabilities

With public and private sector buyers now increasingly seeking suppliers that can support their social value strategies, suppliers are finding that their own social value efforts can make the difference between winning and losing contracts. 

This might sound daunting, but social value comprises a broad range of initiatives, from taking on apprenticeships to employing a diverse workforce. So there’s a good chance that you’re already providing social value in key areas.

At Constructionline, we know you need to be able to demonstrate that you’re committed to providing social value when you’re bidding for contracts, so we make it easy for you to show prospective buyers exactly what you’re made of.

Introducing Social Value

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What is Social Value?

The UK Green Building Council (UKBC) categorises social value under three broad themes: jobs and economic growth; health, wellbeing and the environment; and strength of community. 

What ‘social value’ means in practice is likely to change from one job to the next, as different buyers will have different priorities when it comes to social value. For example, they might look for you to provide:

 

Training for local people in areas of high unemployment
New or restored green spaces in built-up communities
Employment for groups that are underrepresented in the construction industry

Seize the benefits for your business

By making social value a priority within your organisation, and answering all of the questions in our social value question set, you can:

Questions designed to bring out the best in your business

If you’re not yet using the term ‘social value’ within your business, then you may be concerned that your organisation’s social value credentials aren’t as strong as you’d like them to be. 

But we’ve created our new social value question set to help you to show where your business stands out from the competition – and you’re likely to find that you’ve got plenty of evidence that your organisation is adding value to the communities in which it works.

We’ll ask you to tell us (and prospective buyers) how you’re providing social value by: 

  • Putting robust Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) processes in place
  • Providing equal opportunities for minority groups 
  • Providing good working conditions
  • Supporting your workers’ mental wellbeing
  • Engaging with local communities
  • Working to improve your organisation’s sustainability
  • Holding memberships for schemes like the Considerate Constructors Scheme

This comprehensive question set enables buyers to get all of the information they need to trust that you can support their social value strategy, and helps to improve your business opportunities.

Don’t forget that if you choose not to complete the questions, your overall verification status will NOT be affected, and you will remain visible within buyer searches. 

Getting in touch

Talk to us about social value

If you have any questions about how Constructionline can help your business to boost its social value credentials, get in touch with our team.

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