As of 2021, Central Government introduced the Social Value Model requiring all suppliers bidding for central government public service contracts to outline how they will deliver social value through their work.
Central Government implemented these changes to increase fairness and equity for SMEs in the bidding for public service contracts. Primarily they saw construction projects as an ideal opportunity to make a positive impact on the communities in which they are built.
The importance of social value delivery is not just for Contractors bidding on public sector projects either. It is becoming more of a key priority for construction companies working on private sector projects too, as businesses become increasingly focused on improving their environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts to boost their reputation among customers, stakeholders and investors alike.
Many construction companies therefore work with social enterprises simply because they believe that it’s important to give back to the communities they work within and using social enterprises throughout their supply chain is an excellent way of doing so.
We Are Footprint are well placed to help you deliver innovative solutions to social and environmental problems, whilst still providing you with quality temporary staffing solutions needed within the construction industry.
Through our Social Enterprise we offer the same exacting service levels, at the same cost of our traditional contingency recruitment arm but instead of dividends being paid to shareholders we have committed to 51% of surplus profit going back into the community via training and support for priority groups (such as the Homeless, Ex-offenders, Care Leavers, and NEET’) or year round support for our charitable partners.