As part of our contracts with new suppliers, we expect them to create employment and training opportunities for our residents.
The Public Services Act 2012 (Social Value Act 2012) means we have a responsibility to ensure the services we buy have a direct benefit for our customers and the communities in which they live.
All our contractors must agree to meet the minimum criteria and are encouraged to commit additional resources to help our customers with employment and training, financial support, health and well-being, and partnership working.
We are committed to five key social value outcomes:
Creating employment and training opportunities
Supporting customers to gain financial resilience
Improving the health and wellbeing of our customers
Enhancing the local environment
Delivering on our commitment of being a 'Business with Social Objectives'.