An important part of the EP ethos is providing social value to the communities in which we operate. Our Frameworks all require supply chain partners to invest in both their staff and social value.
During the planning process for each procurement, our Strategy Team will consider the potential for positive social and community impacts of the procurement. As a minimum we always include a commitment to apprenticeships, the living wage and the maintenance of fair terms and conditions.
In selected Frameworks we target further added value, encouraging the establishment of community investment funds and projects to forward our Members’ social value targets.
Examples of this great work, over recent months, include our contractors constructing a supply chain of SMEs, facilitating work experience for young people alongside apprenticeship schemes, refurbishing training equipment within education facilities and working with local community groups to improve mental health and quality of life.