The Impact on Society and Social Value category recognises companies, individuals or teams creating significant benefit to society and social value through excellent workplace and facilities management practices or as part of a social responsibility initiative. The Judges are looking for evidence of the positive impact on the social fabric of a community or the well-being of individuals. This may relate to the design of a service, new policies, the implementation of a project, or an initiative designed to benefit society, the well-being of individuals, the economic health of communities or the quality of the local environment. Positive impacts may also include supporting supply chain opportunities, apprenticeships, recruitment of local labour or sustainable services and products. The Judges are particularly interested in how entrants report on the impact of their respective initiatives.
Lead Judge: Julie Kortens
Finalists in the Society and Social Value category of the IWFM Awards 2019 are:
Sodexo Public Service Pledge, Sodexo
Rebuilding the public trust in outsourcing is critical. Since 2015 Sodexo have published their Public Service Pledge to demonstrate their social value commitment in their contracts, their people and the communities that they serve. These are transparent and measurable demonstrating their conviction that a business involved in running public services – signs a social contract, as well as a commercial one.
Creating Profit for a Purpose, Eric Wright FM
Eric Wright FM, part of the Eric Wright Group, is wholly owned by the Eric Wright Charitable Trust, a unique relationship between the commercial and charitable arms borne from a philosophy of social integration that links corporate strategy with social progress to ensure that profit is created for a purpose.
Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P), ABM UK
The Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P) was launched by ABM UK to change perceptions of engineering and facilities management in the UK. Following a successful pilot year enrolling three West London schools, year two has seen nine schools take part across the UK. The four session course includes modules in the theory of FM, electricity, magnets and more!
Creating lasting legacies for communities through a best practise social value framework, VINCI Facilities
Informed by industry and stakeholder research, VINCI Facilities has created a bespoke social value framework that provides an efficient, flexible and accurate tool for managing and monitoring the company’s social value commitment. Utilising the framework – which has been hailed as “innovative, mature and sophisticated” by Social Value UK – VINCI Facilities delivered a record c.£600k of social value in 2018.