Gardiner & Theobald launches new Social Value Policy using Thrive

Gardiner & Theobald (G&T) is an independent construction and property consultancy working across all sectors of the built environment. They deliver Project Leadership, Commercial Success, Construction Excellence and Specialist Consultancy and are now known for being one of the most ethical firms in their sector. Each year the firm and individuals support charitable causes through their social impact programme giving back to the communities they help to build.

Social Value Policy

They have now gone one step further and launched their Social Value policy providing a framework for delivering their social value activities and they have chosen to use Thrive to capture and measure the meaningful change they create.

Their new social value policy has the following objectives:

  • To create opportunities for social mobility for children in areas where they might not otherwise have them
  • To address the skills gap in construction and support the next generation of built environment professionals
  • To improve diversity and inclusion within the built environment
  • To support the development of our employees and improve mental health and wellbeing
  • To reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint

Here is what G&T had to say about their use of Thrive:

“To help us capture, calculate and demonstrate our social impact G&T has partnered with Thrive to implement its specialist measurement tool. Thrive provides important governance and a structured process for delivering social value activities helping us to deliver meaningful social value across the UK.

The tool calculates the economic impact of social value activities using the Impact Evaluation Standard which has been developed by social value practitioners and construction professionals and provides the Social Return on Investment (SROI) for each activity. It is derived from government data and respected think tanks, including information from the Office for National Statistics and embraces the five core themes of PPN06/20.”

“It has never been more important for our industry to come together to support the local communities we work in. Our new Social Value Policy and measurement tool will help us to continue to deliver meaningful social value and leave a positive legacy for future generations.” 

Adam Glover – Managing Partner