Ridge understands the requirements of the Public Services (Social Value) Act. We actively deliver social value by making a significant contribution to jobs, apprenticeships, services, support, investment and the environment in our local communities.
We are also proud supporters of service personnel and their families through the Armed Forces Covenant Scheme.
Ridge delivers on all Social Value themes by:
“Developing and Growing a Skilled Workforce” – providing employment and training opportunities including work experience and mentoring;
“Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles and Independence” – encouraging staff, the supply chain and stakeholders to adopt workplace health initiatives;
“Supporting More People to be Active in their Communities” – providing initiatives for local schools, colleges and communities;
“Supporting Local Business to Develop and Grow” – maximising supply chain opportunities for local SME’s, Third Sector organisations and social enterprises;
“Supporting Reduction to the Carbon Footprint and Eliminating Unnecessary Waste” – championing the use of sustainable materials, products and environmental solutions based on whole life costing that meets local targets and minimises waste.
We support the career development and wellbeing of our most important asset, our people, 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.
The health and safety of our team is at the forefront of everything we do and in these unprecedented times, we continue to follow all Government guidance. We can confirm we are complying with all Government guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 in preparing our offices for those who cannot work from home.
We work local communities; from improving local employment opportunities through to working with local education providers, providing mentoring and work experience, using local businesses and services, and supporting local community and charity events.
We continue to reduce the environmental impact of our activity by partnering with local businesses/resources and championing the use of sustainable materials, products and environmental solutions in line with our ISO 14001 Environmental accreditation and ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ rating awarded on several projects.