We help businesses connect with social enterprise, to help them develop programmes to support the social enterprise sector or by advising them on how to get more social enterprises into their supply chains.
We work with household names including PwC, Wates Group, Johnson & Johnson, Santander and many others.
Supply chains and procurement
An increasing number of organisations are ‘buying social’ and bringing social enterprises into their supply chains. Just like having a carbon footprint, each organisation has a social footprint, and any organisation can take simple steps to improve theirs.
From catering, cleaning, floristry, mailing services, printers, designers, researchers, office supplies and furniture to manufacturers of all kinds of goods – you name it, there will be a social enterprise that supplies it. Our flagship programme, the Buy Social Corporate Challenge is a great way of getting involved in this.
We’ve also conducted more bespoke supply chain work helping Wates establish their Social Enterprise Brokerage (which has now spent over £10m with social enterprises) and creating Johnson & Johnson’s Social Impact through Procurement programme.
Corporate partners launching the Corporate Challenge at Number 11 Downing St
The Social Value Act requires all public bodies in England, including local authorities, to consider how the services they commission and procure might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area.
This legislation has implications for private sector businesses interested in delivering public services.
Social Enterprise UK works with and supports private firms keen to understand the Act and to explore how they can best deliver social value.
The Landmarc Difference
This research report carried out by Social Enterprise UK for Landmarc demonstrates how private businesses can respond to the Social Value Act by:
- Thinking about the way they operate and how they work with the communities around them; and
- How they report this in a transparent framework that helps them to measure both their impact and progress.
SEUK have also worked with large-scale infrastructure projects like HS2 Limited to advise them on their social value policies, as well as helping bidders like Cofely and Wates to respond to social value requirements.
Social Impact Measurement
SEUK has supported a number of organisations to look at the social impact they create, advising directly and through a range of partners.
Social Enterprise UK can help private sector businesses with:
- Procurement/supply chain advice
- Brokerage services to help you find social enterprise suppliers for all areas of your business
- Social Value Act implementation
Does your business support social enterprise? If you are not a social enterprise yourself, but you support social enterprises, Buy Social, support our campaigns, our policy work and our businesses, then join us today as a social enterprise supporter.