Our Commitment to Social Value

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We define social value as “the difference we make to the communities where we operate.”

Our social value contributions span both the ethical and operational behaviours we embed in our practices, as well as the research and analysis we conduct. As a not-for-profit research organisation, our focus on the wider good is integral to the way we operate and is fundamental to the research we choose to undertake. Through our research and analysis we aim to directly impact and improve policy and decision making for the good of all in society.

Our organisational culture and behaviours reinforce our commitment to achieving positive benefits for society. This document showcases the contributions we make in the following four areas, along with case studies to illustrate how our research has policy impact for the public good.

Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion

What we are doing to promote equal opportunity and equity, underpinned by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Expanding our community contributions

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How we engage with others in our communities to deliver social value.

Embracing environmental sustainability

What we are doing to make our activities more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Supporting health and wellbeing in the workplace

How we can improve the health and wellbeing of both our own staff and others who benefit from our research.