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UK businesses prepare to shed suppliers that do not live up to their social values

UK business leaders are increasingly turning their backs on suppliers who fail to align with their social values, according to new research from Sodexo. The survey, commissioned to mark the launch of Sodexo’s Social Impact Pledge 2021, highlights the profound ...

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Incentive to push Social Value remit with new Board appointment

In a move designed to ensure that the company’s focus on social value is formalised across all parts of the business and recognised as a key strategic driver, Laura Phillips, Director of Group HR, it to join the Incentive FM ...

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Willmott Dixon pledges laptop donations to support digital upskilling

The independent construction and property services company has pledged to donate up to 400 laptops a year to people who need them most as part of its ‘Building Lives Through Tech’ programme to help those in most need during the ...

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VINCI Facilities supports Ready for School Programme

VINCI Facilities Building Solutions is providing £15,000 worth of support for the Waltham Forest Ready for School programme via its work with Peabody which prepares disadvantaged children to make a successful transition to school through home learning and co-ordinated family ...

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IWFM launches new social value measurement framework

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) has partnered with the Social Value Portal and National Social Value Taskforce to develop a new measurement framework . Designed specifically for the workplace and facilities management profession, the National TOMs Facilities Management ...

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Wates publishes five-year social value strategy

Continuing its commitment to social value, Wates Group has announced that every one of its business units will achieve Living Wage Recognised Service Provider (RSP) status within five years. This means that by 2025, all Wates clients will be requested ...

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Amey announces colourful partnership to support prisoners

Amey has joined forces with social enterprise Paint360 to reduce waste and support wellbeing and rehabilitation of prisoners. The new partnership will see Paint360 installed as the sole provider of paint to Amey’s Clean, Rehabilitative, Enabling and Decent (CRED) programme. This follows a ...

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Mitie commits to ESG targets with launch of Social Value Report 2020

Mitie has launched its 2020 Social Value Report, setting new industry-leading targets for the business over the next five years. As well as detailed objectives, the report shares key achievements over the past 12 months for each of the five ...

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Social value in procurement model launched to assess a supplier’s social impact

Following new measures launched last week, businesses seeking to win government work must set out how they will also deliver social value priorities. The social value model, which will come into effect on 1 January 2021 will be used by ...

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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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