Mears has published its annual Social Value Report.
The document quantifies the work we have done during 2017 to make a positive difference to the people and communities we come into contact with through our day to day work.
Mears is recognised as a leader in our field when it comes to delivering Social Value. We were recently ranked among the top 10% of businesses in our sector on the FTSE4Good index; an independent register that helps investors to identify socially responsible businesses to invest in.
During 2017, Mears increased the number of Social Value projects we were involved in by 25%. We ran a total of 855 community projects which impacted on 34,451 lives and delivered a net Social Impact value of £23,841,277. Projects were delivered across the UK with 8,100 staff members volunteering a massive 63,500 hours between them.
Chief Executive, David Miles, said: “Social value is not something we simply pay lip-service to at Mears. It is at the heart of our business. Not just because it’s what our clients want to see, but because we believe it is the right thing to do. We work in some of the most socially deprived areas of Britain and we feel a strong sense of responsibility towards finding ways to improve the long term prospects of the people we come into contact with.”
Richard Kennedy, Chair of the board of Social Value UK, Co-Chair of Social Value International and member of the Mears Social Value board said: “Mears Group is an organisation which truly understands the importance of the social value they create both through their core business and community activities. In my opinion this will future-proof the business for shareholders, customers and the communities in which Mears operates.”
Read the report here