Mears is the third organisation to be accredited at Level 2, and the first to achieve this certification in the Housing Sector.
The Social Value Management Certificate looked at the systems and processes in place for maximising social value and is awarded following an extensive examination and evidence period. The certification demonstrates that Mears’ social value activity aligns with an international standard for managing social impact to improve lives.
Mears Group Director of Marketing Communications and Customer Success, Gary Jackson said:
We are delighted to achieve the level 2 certification for social value. Our commitment to giving back to communities is what makes Mears stand out in our sector. Social value is embraced brilliantly by colleagues from the Board to the front line.
“By achieving level 2, it demonstrates we have implemented systems and processes that are consistent with the Social Value Principles and that will help us to measure, manage and maximise our commitments to making communities thrive. Not a business to rest on its laurels, we already have our sights set on achieving Level 3.”
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