Social Value Statement

LHC and its regional organisations are not for profit providers of procurement and delivery solutions to all public sector organisations.

Surpluses are reinvested into the communities in which we operate to achieve improved social value outcomes in accordance with our primary goal – ‘Working together to deliver better buildings, homes and communities’

We work together with our partners, clients suppliers, and communities to ensure social value is delivered in many ways: -

  1. To develop organisational policies to promote improved social, economic and environmental outcomes.
  2. To look at the ways and means by which social value can be achieved on all projects delivered through our frameworks, bearing in mind that each project and context can be very different.
  3. To define a standard set of outcomes on all projects to ensure that additional value is generated for the communities.
  4. To identify priority areas for local community benefit programmes funded by our surpluses.

WPA operate in Wales connecting construction companies, manufacturers and service providers with the needs of our clients. We bring buyers and suppliers together, to build and maintain public property more efficiently and cost effectively, and to benefit local communities.

Our activity is guided by our Executive Committee which is made up of Local Authorities and Housing Associations from across Wales.

As a not-for-profit organisation, surplus generated by our activity is returned to communities either via rebates to clients or via our WPA Community Benefit Fund, managed in partnership with Community Foundation Wales. Each year, more than £80,000 is being invested in community projects. Projects are assessed with regards to benefits achieved, monetary investment and the social impact they have on the wider communities.

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