Amey pledges to continue drive for positive impact in Social Value Report


Amey pledges to continue drive for positive impact in Social Value Report

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  • 100% of Amey employees were paid the real living wage, with more than 3000 employees receiving an uplift in 2020
  • 77% of Amey suppliers were SME’s and £4.7m of spend went to VCSEs
  • During the early months of COVID-19 Amey donated £270,000 to UK charities including 12 Foodbanks, and donated 90,000 items of PPE to UK care homes
  • Amey’s purchased energy was 100% renewable and its waste treatment plants recycled 102,404 tonnes of waste which saved over 173,997 CO2 tonnes equivalent

Leading public service provider, Amey, has today released its 2020 Social Value Report which reveals its progress in delivering against social value initiatives, along with its ambitions for the year ahead. Report highlights include Amey becoming a real living wage employer, purchasing 100% renewable energy and spending £4.7m with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

Whilst carrying out the critical services the country relies on every day, Amey has recognised the opportunity to have a positive impact on the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the communities in which it operates. By embedding social value practices across the business, Amey is delivering real change in local communities and helping Britain build back better.

Amanda Fisher, Amey Chief Executive, commented, “After launching our Social Value Plan early last year, COVID-19 has highlighted the important role we play at the heart of our communities. Our teams have kept essential services running and demonstrated their personal pride in public service on a daily basis. I’m delighted that our 2020 Social Value Report tells the story of our increased investment and commitment to our employees.

“Looking beyond Amey, we recognise that COVID-19 has hit the least privileged hardest. As a business our ambition is to contribute to the most vulnerable in our society. So we will be backing young people through the government’s Kickstart programme, as well as investing in apprentices to create our future industry leaders. We will continue to support small business and local enterprises through our supply chain – creating jobs and boosting new skills. And we will provide opportunities to the long-term unemployed, military veterans and prison leavers.

“This is my commitment for 2021 and beyond because the decisions we make today will have an impact on the years to come as the effects of the pandemic continue.”