The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is canvassing views of property and construction professionals to delineate social value for the built environment sector.
The definition will help to set a standard of ambition for projects and provide a common language for social value among built environment practitioners.
The consultation looks at what elements should be included within the definition, with questions designed to elicit feedback on each element’s usefulness, as well as on the content itself. The deadline for the consultation is 21 August.
Last month, UKGBC announced participants in the industry task group for this project, with experts from the organisations listed having been involved in the design of this consultation.
This group will play a key role in reviewing the responses and making recommendations. Feedback will be used to develop the first draft of the definition and ascertain which elements require further exploration through roundtable discussions this autumn.
This work forms part of UKGBC’s Social Value programme which has been made possible this year through support from the programme partners – Argent, Avison Young, Buro Happold and Federated Hermes.
Separately, the government confirmed to Facilitate that the government would soon publish a standard model for all central government departments to take account of social value in their procurement. This includes providing further detail for the sector on the rules around social value.