Considerate Constructor Scheme (CCS) average score
Under the 2012 Social Value Act the public and private sectors are expected to work together for the broader social benefit of communities.
We have adopted the Local Multiplier 3 (LM3) tool which measures the contribution of our activities towards local economies. Our long-term target is to deliver £1.5bn of social value, and our short- and medium- targets are to significantly increase the number of projects using LM3 so that we can measure our attainment of the long-term target as accurately as possible.
In 2016, we developed the tool further to enable predictions of local economic benefits before a project starts on site and to monitor the social as well as economic impact of our projects - for example, we can use the tool to measure the diversity of our supply chain.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is another way of measuring how well we operate in local communities. It is an independent scheme that benchmarks companies against a code of best practice. In 2016 we registered 209 sites (2015: 201) and won 64 national awards (2015: 49).
Lovell Partnerships has adopted a 25-mile policy whereby it aims to appoint suppliers within a 25-mile radius of its developments. The division hosts ‘meet the buyer’ events, providing local firms with a chance to learn about an upcoming development and how to get involved. It also works with local job centres, colleges and community groups to advertise employment opportunities and apprenticeships. Under its Priority Schools Building Programme contract, Morgan Sindall Investments committed to its partner, the Education Funding Agency, to create work placements, apprenticeships and jobs on each of the school sites. To date the division has created 75 jobs on the project which exceeds the target of 40 listed at contract close, and 54 apprenticeship placements, well above the 13 listed.
As a result of the development work carried out on LM3 in 2016, we only used the tool on 39 of our projects. We are seeking a significant increase in the level of usage in 2017.
The improvements we have made to the capacity of the LM3 will enable us to learn more about the economic and social benefits of our projects, and identify further opportunities to increase our local contribution.
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