Keyfort’s Social Values

Why Social Value is of Particular Importance to the Waste Management & Recycling Sector

UK Government: 

  • The Public Services (Social Value) Act came into force on 31st January 2013. It requires people who commission public services to think about how they can also secure wider social, economic and environmental benefits.
  • Social value will be evaluated based on qualitative responses from bidders, and not on volumes. This means that larger suppliers are not able to win on scale alone; all bidders must set out what they will deliver and how they will deliver it and it is this information that will be scored in bid evaluations. As of the 1st January 2021 the minimum weighting that should be applied to social value is 10% as per Cabinet Office guidance.

UK Public:

  • Has a growing cultural awareness of its responsibility for the environment.

Waste Management & Recycling Sector:

  • We know we need to promote the wellbeing of staff and the environment for long term viability of our sector. It is environmental requirements that drives growth in our sector and without people or a planet we have no market.

Keyfort is now developing with partners Social Value delivery down the supply chain in the Waste Management & Recycling sector. Contact Keyfort today for more information!