Social Value: Overview
Social value is defined by the Sustainable Procurement Taskforce as: ‘A process whereby organisations meet their needs for goods, services, works and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits not only to the organisation, but also to society and the economy, whilst minimising damage to the environment.’
Useful resources include:
- Building Social Value (Considerate Constructors Scheme)
- Can Do Toolkits
- Construction Social Value Steering Group
- Creating Social Value from Civil Engineering Projects (ICE)
- Delivering Social Value: Measurement (UKGBC)
- From the Ground Up - Improving the Delivery of Social Value in Construction (IED)
- Maximising Social Value from Infrastructure Projects (ICE/Useful Projects)
- Optimising diversity of supply base (Liz Holford)
- Social value (Supply Chain Sustainability School)
- Social Value Act
- Social Value and Design of the Built Environment (Supply Chain Sustainability School)
- Social Value: Delivering Beyond Cost (Scape)
- Social Value - Underpinning Our Future Legacy (Mace)
- Social Value Toolkit for Architecture (RIBA)
- [UNIQID Supporting our communities] (BPF)
- What is social value and how to plan it? (Supply Chain Development)
- Reimagining infrastructure in the United States: How to build better (McKinsey & Company)
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Building social value.
- Corporate social responsibility in construction.
- Creating social value from civil engineering projects.
- Social sustainability.
- Social value: Gearing up for giving back.
- Social Value Act.
- Social value and design of the built environment.
- Social value in new development.
- What is social value.
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