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Balfour Beatty awarded critical road contract worth £108m on behalf of Highways England

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £108 million contract on behalf of Highways England to design and build a critical dual carriageway linking the M67 with the A57 in Mottram Moor, Greater Manchester. Forming a key part of Highways England’s ...

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Mitie maintains its place in the FTSE4Good Index

Mitie’s sustainability credentials have again been recognised, with the company maintaining its position in the FTSE4Good Index Series, following the June 2020 index review. Mitie joins just 103 other UK businesses that are constituents of the global FSTE4Good Developed Index, ...

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UKGBC launches social value consultation

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a consultation to canvas views of property and construction professionals on a definition of social value for the built environment sector. The definition will help to set a standard of ambition for ...

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UKGBC sets up task group to define social value

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has announced a new task group which will develop a definition of social value for the built environment sector. Despite growing interest, there is still significant confusion around social value in the context of ...

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UKGBC publishes social value measurement guidance

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new guidance for the built environment sector to help de-mystify the practice of measuring the social value of buildings and places. After the world recovers from the current crisis, social value is ...

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Sodexo publishes third strategic and ethical manifesto

Sodexo UK and Ireland has published the third edition of its Public Service Pledge, a strategic and ethical set of commitments to its customers, employees and the communities in which it operates.  Launched in 2015, the Public Service Pledge consists ...

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Sodexo creates social impact director role

Angela Halliday has been appointed to the new role of Director of Social Impact at Sodexo with responsibility for driving the company’s social value strategy for the UK & Ireland. As a ‘green rated’ strategic supplier to government across a ...

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Social value guidance for LAs published by UKGBC

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has released its latest guidance document, detailing how local authorities can help ensure that new construction and property development in their area positively impacts people and communities by delivering social value. ‘Driving social value ...

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Taking responsibility 

Blog from Rory Murphy Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Richard Edelman the CEO of Edelman research who recently issued the 2019 trust barometer survey concluded that “People have low confidence that societal institutions will help them navigate a turbulent world, so ...

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Businesses urged to place more emphasis on ‘social value’ to secure Government contracts

Businesses who want to secure future government contracts are being urged to show they can also help improve society by tackling issues such as modern slavery and climate change. During yesterday’s Social Value Summit in London,  the government launched a ...

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