We provide a suite of training and learning opportunities such as work shadowing, accredited training, online courses and resources to help retain staff and grow their skills.
As a specialist small firm, rooted in the local community and the residents it serves, we employ apprentices, recruit locally and maximize spend through our local MSME and VCSE base.
We have a Modern Slavery Statement and process in place to ensure our supply chain have taken steps to prevent modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. This is verified during our due diligence process and renewed annually as minimum. We only source ethical, responsible suppliers through a robust due diligence process, ensuring our suppliers have sustainability practices in place.
Initiatives are currently in place, including volunteering at local charities, wellbeing activities, walking meetings, sponsored fundraising and partnerships with local services.
We consider the wider economic, social and environmental benefits and impact in the way we deliver services. Our Sustainable Development Policy provides the framework in which we identify, understand and evaluate resulting environmental aspects and impacts and prioritise action to address or mitigate them.
The way in which we will define the priorities will be different for each customer, and as a result the measurement of our social value outcomes are proportionate and relevant to each call-off contract or specific project. We typically apply the following universal criteria to define outcomes:
In order for the potential benefits of our social value approach to be successfully realised we apply a consistent and coordinated approach to measuring, monitoring and reporting our social value achievements and outcomes. Where possible, we assess all ‘Proxy Values’ of planned activities to calculate, assess and report on the financial impact that any measure will make using the National TOM principles.
There is a huge range of possibilities for us to better support our Public Sector customers to deliver better social value outcomes. As Anchor Institutions embedded in communities across the UK, we want to work more with our customers to support their plans and set further improvement targets for our company.
There are many different approaches and metrics being used by Public Sector customers to deliver and measure social value. We want to work with all parties to further build our understanding of good practice and effective measurement techniques. This will involve working with colleagues and customers to share expertise and best practice on social value evaluation. We will continue to adjust our methods as we learn and will involve our suppliers and customers in this process.