The social value we create on our projects changes lives

We create social value by using our projects as vehicles to meet the needs of local communities.

We are driven by the opportunity to change people’s lives through investing in people, supporting businesses, inspiring communities and respecting our neighbours.

Spotlight
Creating pathways into construction with our Construction Learning Programme

In 2019 our Social Value & Community team launched the Construction Learning Programme in London and Glasgow. Students from competing schools worked with Multiplex mentors over several weeks to prepare and deliver a bid presentation to a panel of industry experts.

Our approach to Social value

We are recognised as an industry leader, delivering quality and highly-effective social value and community engagement activities and outcomes. Over the last eight years in the UK, Multiplex has delivered 1,243 new entrant jobs for local people, engaged over 10,000 school pupils to build aspiration and address the construction skills gap, raised £2.5 million for local charities and good causes, and consistently performed above and beyond our targets and project deliverables. But the true motivation for our social value and community specialists across our business is not numbers – it is the real change we can have on people’s lives.

Read more about social value in our 2019 Positive Impact Report.

Creating positive impacts on the communities where we work by employing local people and supporting the future of the industry through apprenticeships and promoting women in construction.

Incorporating local business into our supply chain is the greatest driver of social value and we are committed to providing opportunities for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises on our projects.

Our legacy is present in every local community we operate in, through creating pathways to employment via work placements, designing innovative educational programmes that inspire and challenge students, volunteering, and supporting local good causes and initiatives.

We develop a comprehensive, site-specific neighbourhood liaison strategy for each project. Sharing information, keeping neighbours and local stakeholders informed, and demonstrating our commitment to delivering for local communities is at the heart of everything we do.

Our activity at a glance

£2.62bn

Social Return on Investment

£2.16

of socio-economic impact for every £1 spent

47%

of our workforce lives within 10 miles of their project

198

apprentices, trainees and graduates employed on our projects in 2019

6,911

pupils and students engaged through our School Engagement Programme

£198,756

raised for charity

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