VINCI Facilities is the first FM provider to sign up to Social Value UK. This confirms the commitment that VINCI has demonstrated to social value since before the Social Value Act in 2012 and underlines its total support for working with the communities affected by its day-to-day operations.
VINCI Facilities has joined Social Value UK in order to facilitate a robust and industry-leading approach to managing and improving the social value they create for society, staff and customers.
Rory Murphy, Commercial Director for VINCI Facilities, says “social value return has been at the heart of our operations for many years. Membership of Social Value UK allows us to shape its future and raise the benchmark across industry creating more lasting legacies within the communities we work.”
As a provider of facilities management and building maintenance to both public and private sector clients, VINCI Facilities deliver a range of projects which are targeted at delivering social value.
Initiatives range from apprenticeships and employee volunteer days to programmes spanning years such as Reading from the Start, which is a joint programme to tackle the issue of illiteracy and poor educational support in three London boroughs. The most recent social value project was delivered in Newham, London in March, where a VINCI Facilities led collaboration provided college students with work-experience and training whilst improving the facilities of an important hub in the local community (‘Arc in the Park’).
Social Value UK: “We are pleased to welcome a new member from the facilities management and construction industries. The arrival of the Public Services (Social Value) Act in 2012 created a big opportunity for social value to be generated from companies providing large public sector contracts. It is encouraging to see some of the main players in these industries engaging with this crucial agenda.”