Our definitive review of social value in public sector construction
Social Value in Construction Benchmarking Report
Rapidly becoming the definitive review of social value in public sector construction projects, we’ve been producing an annual Social Value in Construction Benchmarking Report in collaboration with Social Value Portal since 2020.
This years report reveals that the construction industry delivered £1.08bn of social value from contracts worth £4.57bn, providing a 23.62% return on investment. For the first time, we also surveyed our SCAPE delivery partners to uncover construction industry views on social value.
Defining social value
Creating supportive environmental, economic and social wellbeing through buildings, places, and infrastructure to improve quality of life; that is social value.
Social Value policy (The Social Value Act 2012) ‘requires the public sector to ensure the money it spends on services creates the greatest economic, social and environmental value for local communities.’
At SCAPE, social value is not just about compliance; it’s integral to our procurement approach. We believe that every project should provide strong and sustainable legacies for communities, the economy, local businesses, and the environment.
Working collaboratively with Social Value Portal, we use the Social Value TOM System alongside KPIs.
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The latest report reveals that the construction industry delivered £1.08bn of social and local economic value, providing a 23.62% return on investment.
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Key social value trends emerging
From the importance of collaboration, to the greater demand for real life stories, our report explores the key social value trends you need to know. Spanning the entire UK, exploring regional variations, the report explores trends from projects ranging in value from hundreds of thousands to £multi-million projects. The report also uncovers opportunities and explores the challenges related to social value measurement.
About Social Value Portal
Social Value Portal's mission is to engage, enable and empower people and organisations to work together in the pursuit of social, economic and environmental wellbeing. We've been collaborating on the Social Value in Construction Benchmarking Report, since 2020, providing a definitive review for the industry.
Working collaboratively with Social Value Portal, we use The Social Value TOM System - which covers themes, outcomes and measures - standardised framework, alongside KPIs on our procurement frameworks.