An Analysis of Social Clause Impacts Between Various Options Tested in Government Construction Contracts: АНАЛИЗ НА ВЪЗДЕЙСТВИЯТА НА СОЦИАЛНАТА КЛАУЗА МЕЖДУ РАЗЛИЧНИТЕ ВАРИАНТИ, ИЗПИТАНИ В ДОГОВОРИТЕ ЗА ДЪРЖАВНО СТРОИТЕЛСТВО

R Eadie, Martina Murphy, Laura McCann

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Abstract

The triple-bottom-line for construction sustainability proposes three main pillars: environmental, financial and social. Governments recognised that public spending through the procurement process is capable of instigating social change through social clauses in construction contracts. Northern Ireland was one of the first test areas to implement this within the United Kingdom. After the initial pilot clauses were trialled, “Buy Social” was implemented in pilot form. However, no assessment of “Buy Social” was conducted prior to this study, which
examines impacts from a “Buy Social” and previous social clause perspective. An online structured survey gathered responses from all eight of the pilot construction projects gathering information on benefits to organisations and New Entrance Trainees (NETs). Findings indicate 63% of organisations would voluntarily adopt social clauses. A large number of social clause impacts on NET’s are documented: the most positive being that after being involved in social
clauses 88% were considered more employable
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2019
EventIXth INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE оn ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING ArCivE 2019, Varna, Bulgaria - Varna Free University ВСУ им. Черноризца Храбра, Varna, Bulgaria
Duration: 31 May 20192 Jun 2019

Conference

ConferenceIXth INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE оn ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING ArCivE 2019, Varna, Bulgaria
Abbreviated titleArCivE 2019
CountryBulgaria
CityVarna
Period31/05/192/06/19

Keywords

  • Construction Social clauses
  • “Buy Social”
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Northern Ireland
  • New Entrance Trainee

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