Ethical supply chain
When tendering for partners and suppliers, our procurement team includes a social value requirement, to ensure that we work with like-minded businesses who share our vision and values. Our procurement team actively identifies opportunities to further our social impact. through working in partnership with our supply chain.
Over £300,000 has been invested into local community projects from our partners including Fortem, Mears, AD Group, Dodd Group, Bell Group, Southern Land Services, Shield Environmental, Just Ask and Anthony Collins Solicitors.
Through our repairs and maintenance contractors, Fortem and Mitie, we offer customers work experience, apprenticeship and training opportunities. Trades ranging from bricklaying to plumbing, offer skills for life and provide a valuable opportunity for our customers.
At Tanyard Farm in Coventry, Dodd Group supported the refurbishment of our community centre there through its ‘Community Crew’ who installed and decorated the kitchen, fitted replacement lighting and re-decorated the main rooms. In Hastings, Shield Environmental supported our request for asbestos to be safely removed from outside a local charity. The asbestos had been dumped there and the charity asked for help getting it moved legally and safely.