#ThatsSocialValue week 1

For the first week we asked people to tweet any examples they could give; here are a selection of the suggestions:

@UPSalford Social value is doing business differently to … keep money in local economy, improve fair pay, increase employability, reduce poverty, spread volunteering, improve well-being, reduce waste, increase recycling, improve green travel, better use green space …

@VictoriaR_BaH Our fleet provider helps us to deliver over 30,000 free packed lunches to local children during the school holidays. #ThatsSocialValue

@SocialValueWork @TalkTrafford set-up its Social Enterprise, Cleanstart to provide employment opportunities for ex-offenders. #ThatsSocialValue

@ColetteHumphrey @GMhousing supported 939 voluntary and community groups across the region last year #ThatsSocialValue

@Boo_HQ We mentor and coach small businesses owners and community members through our time bank #ThatsSocialValue

@UPSalford We seek to recruit from the communities in which we work, and measure what proportion of staff live within five miles of their work base.

@VictoriaR_BaH We’re very proud to employ apprentices in teams across @boltonathome including our very own @JamieM_BaH #ThatsSocialValue

@Boo_HQ We have developed the Social Business Collective in #Bolton which supports #SocialImpactBolton with SME and micro businesses that want to have a bigger #socialimpact #ThatsSocialValue

@UPSalford We are an accredited #LivingWage employer! #ThatsSocialValue @LivingWageUK @GMLivingWage

@TinkerThommo @SocialValueWork Private companies setting up an entrenched rough sleeper in their #FirstHome with curtains, crockery & white goods giving a little bit of comfort & security for the first time in many years through donations of retail vouchers. #ThatsSocialValue

@Stephan51974327 #ThatsSocialValue NEWS: @MayorofGM Andy Burnham makes zero-emission bus pledge http://ow.ly/HhLm30kpbbv  #environment #cleanair #pledge

@ColetteHumphrey @wythenshawe_chg encourage employees to volunteer in the local community; 121 of us volunteered over 900 hours last year #ThatsSocialValue

@Boo_HQ We raise funds for @BYPHS through our role as Guardians #ThatsSocialValue

@SocialValueWork @TalkTrafford runs regular health & wellbeing sessions for staff. #ThatsSocialValue