As part of our contracts with new suppliers, we expect them to create employment and training opportunities for our residents.
The introduction and implementation of the Public Services Act 2012 (Social Value Act 2012) means we have a responsibility and duty to ensure services we buy have a direct benefit for residents and the local community. All contractors must agree to meet the minimum criteria and are encouraged to commit additional resources to support us to enhance employment and training, financial ability, health and well-being, and to improve the local environment through innovation and partnership working.
Including social value in every new tender process created helps us to achieve this.
We are committed to five key social value outcomes:
Creating employment and training opportunities
Supporting residents to gain financial resilience
Improving residents health and wellbeing
Enhancing the local environment
Delivering on our commitment of being a 'Business with Social Objectives'.