As well as producing more value for money, this way of thinking helps us to the consider the collective benefit to the local community.
These benefits could be:
Social – contributing to local education, volunteering, offering training and work experience
Economic – bringing employment to the area or consuming local goods and services
Environmental – operating sustainability and managing our waste responsibly
This is driven in part by the Public Services (Social Value) Act, which came into force on 31 January 2013. The Act requires people who commission public services to think about how they can also secure wider social, economic and environmental benefits, so we as a service provider need to think about how we can deliver that.
We are passionate about providing broader value because we know it makes good business sense. Here at Allied, we know that spending more of our money locally can help to build stronger communities, improve health and better the environment.
We encourage everyone who works in and around our branches and our head office to get involved with providing social value. Keep checking back to find out what we’ve been up to.Back to top