Social value

As a public sector buying organisation we are committed to social value in everything we do, this includes aligning ourselves with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and embedding all 17 goals into our frameworks by 2020. 

We are also proud to be the CIPS Knowledge Partner for Social Value where we want to be at the heart of the conversation with colleagues, customers and suppliers alike. 

On this page you will find resources, blogs and our tips for including social value into procurement which we hope you will find useful.
what is social value

What is ‘Social Value’?

YPO’s head of procurement services Gillian Askew explains.

Gillian Askew explains

Join us on our sustainability journey

As well as compliance, value for money and good quality, public sector procurement, now more than ever, needs to be sustainable.

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Read our Harrow Green social value case study

The company outline examples of the social value that they offer their customers.

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Helping you demonstrate your social value

Our new supplier engagement tool will help you demonstrate how you are supporting social, environmental and economic outputs.

From the blog

  • Five reasons to use a travel management framework

    If you’ve read the last blog in this series, you’ll now know what business travel is and what solutions are available to your organisation to help reduce the cost of your business travel. Let’s now take a look at some further benefits of using a public sector travel management services framework.

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