Social Value Management Certificate first for Hanson
Hanson first building materials supplier to be awarded Level 1 certificate by Social Value UK
HANSON have become the first building materials supplier to be awarded the Social Management Certificate Level 1 ‘Commit’ by Social Value UK.
The announcement recognizes the company’s commitment to implement systems and processes that will help it measure, manage, and maximize its social value – its impact on, and role in, society.
The certification follows an assessment carried out by Social Value UK and marks the first step on Hanson’s journey to increase the value the company creates for its stakeholders as it works to make changes to improve its work culture.
Marian Garfield, Hanson’s sustainability director, said: ‘This is great news and a big step forward in our social value journey.
‘We are looking to drive our work culture and strategy towards a range of social value-related topics, such as recruitment, environmental protection, fairness, inclusion and respect, and community engagement, with peoples’ experiences at the heart.
‘We’re excited to implement the plans we have committed to over the next 24 months.’
Social Value UK is part of Social Value International (SVI), the global standard-setting organization for social value and impact management.
As a holder of the Social Value Management Certificate, Hanson are now an organizational member of SVI and have access to a huge pool of support – including training courses and webinars – that will help to inform their decisions and refine best practice when it comes to implementing their social value commitments as they work towards the next level of the certificate.