Social value

Our vision is that we will optimise the impact of money we invest to deliver wider social benefits to our communities.

Why is social value so important to M&Y?

Our attitude towards social value is simple: we are a commercial business that generate profits to make a difference to others.  

We take a strategic approach to giving back to our partnered schools, colleges, communities and charities. We ensure that our approach and results are measured, evaluated and understood to maximise our impact.

Our social aims are to:  

  • Provide local training and employment opportunities for everyone, encouraging female trades and creating fantastic opportunities for young people. 

  • Support local schools and colleges, raising ambitions and aspirations through apprenticeships, work placements and coaching and mentoring opportunities.  

  • Engage with the communities we work in to improve neighbourhoods and wellbeing. 

  • Protect the environment and promote sustainability through fleet intelligence, rewarding green initiatives and responsibly sourcing our supplies. 

I want us to encourage and appreciate difference; difference in life skills and experiences, ideas and view points, and recognise these differences as strengths to make a real difference - both at work and improving our communities. - Gill Kelly, Managing Director

People

People

Education, skills, training and employment

We will raise aspirations and improve life chances by: creating opportunities for training and education to enhance prospects for sustainable employment, supporting individuals to have the best start in life. 

We will help to stimulate personal growth, business growth, new job creation and economic sustainability.

Health and wellbeing

We will create healthy, more sustainable and resilient communities.

Staff well-being

We will tackle economic inequality and achieve equality of aspiration through fair pay and employment practices.

Place

Place

Neighbourhoods communities and safe sustainable tenancies 

We will improve the quality of life, creating safe, prosperous and sustainable (Thriving) communities.

We will provide advice and support to relieve poverty and promote inward investment.

Planet

Planet

Environment and sustainability

We will protect and improve the environment and reduce our carbon footprint.

Procurement

Procurement

Ethical procurement and promotion of inward investment

We will engage partners and suppliers (through the procurement of goods and services) to benefit local people, businesses and communities and tackle inequality.

We will encourage inward investment and promote the supply chain to focus Corporate Social Responsibility activity towards charitable entities within the Group.

  • Centre 56

    Centre 56 is a Liverpool-based domestic abuse charity that supports children and parents who are living with or who are at risk of domestic abuse.

    We donated £20,000 to Centre 56 and installed new CCTV, gates and fencing and improved disability access to the building. We also carried out health and safety improvements and undertook PAT testing. 

    Discover more about the incredible work carried out by Centre 56 and donate here.

  • Positive Footprints

    Positive Footprints provides award-winning personal development programmes to schools that open up the world of work and raise the aspirations of children across the UK. 

    We think it's so important to raise the aspirations of children and young people. We attend career carousel events to promote our industry to the future workforce, and encourage our staff to take part.

    Find out more about the brilliant work Positive Footprints does here.

  • Petrus Store

    Petrus

    Petrus is a registered charity providing residential and day support services for people in housing need throughout the Borough of Rochdale

    We have donated £25,000 to Petrus

    We fully refurbished the Petrus Hub, installing a new bathroom, shower and laundry facility and we donated £5,000 to Petrus’ 2019 RHS Tatton Park garden.

    Read about the great work Petrus does and donate here.

  • Supporting local businesses

    We started out as a family business and have grown into the large organisation we are today.

    Because we know what it's like to be a small company, we make sure we support other small and medium businesses whenever we can. 

    If you are interested in becoming part of our approved supplier framework, please click here.

  • Chasing the Stigma

    We have partnered with the national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, to deliver its Ambassadors of Hope mental health training programme to all of our staff.

    Ambassadors of Hope is a training programme, giving staff a better understanding of mental health and advice on providing signposting to those who need help via the free Hub of Hope app. 

    Staff recently climbed Mount Snowdon to support Chasing the Stigma, raising over £1,000 for this amazing charity.