Corporate Social Responsibility

We understand the requirements of the Public Services (Social Value) Act and proactively deliver on social value. We make a significant contribution to jobs, apprenticeships, services, support, investment and the environment in our local communities. 

We are also supporters of service personnel and their families and are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant. 

The four themes that drive our social value are:

Equitable Economy

Levelling up and ensuring that everybody has access to opportunities, whether that’s work, education or business support. 

Resilient communities

The relationships we have with our community stakeholders such as local residents, education institutions and local charities. 

Protected environment

Our environmental sustainability agenda and fighting climate change, tying in closely to our 360 Sustainability Framework. 

Responsible business

Making business decisions responsibly, considering the social, economic and environmental impact at all times. 

View our policies and statements page

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People

Our people are our most important asset and we support their career development and wellbeing, placing a high priority on training and skills. This delivers excellent local services from our network of offices across the UK, while enhancing career prospects. 

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A team of 1000+

Communities

We work with local communities, improving local employment opportunities and collaborating with local education providers. We provide mentoring and work experience, and support local community and charity events. 

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Environment

Through our Ridge 360 Sustainability framework, we have identified nine themes through which we can make a lasting difference, from achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2030 to fundraising initiatives in our local communities. This works in line with  our ISO 14001 Environmental accreditation and ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ rating awarded on many projects. 

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