Time for Action

Join the MediaCity Sustainability & Social Value Network – creating positive impacts for our local communities.

Putting people, and our planet, at the heart of everything we do has never felt more important. With a joint commitment, from us, our partners and our community, to embed sustainability and social value into all our decision-making processes, we’re not only future-proofing MediaCity. We’re building a healthier environment, economy and society for all.

The MediaCity Sustainability & Social Value Network (SSVN) supports this commitment, encouraging enthusiasts from across the site to come together, explore ideas and implement initiatives that make a positive impact.

The network has grown to 30+ businesses and has delivered genuine and measurable social value both on the estate, and across our local communities, whilst aligning with Salford and Greater Manchester strategies on sustainability.

Get involved and make a difference

Since launching in 2019, the MediaCity SSVN meets regularly every 3 months. We take time to share and celebrate positive practices and success stories, inspiring each other on our joint quest to enhance our collective sustainability and social impact.

With the inclusion of a diverse range of guest speakers, we explore creative and innovative initiatives on supporting both our local communities and the environment. Having the opportunity to share, learn, volunteer and network helps to strengthen our prospect for a greener and fairer future.

Speakers have included Salford Foundation, National Literacy Trust, Keep Britain Tidy, Transport for Greater Manchester, Salford CVS, Salford Foodbank, City of Trees, START Inspiring Minds and Living Wage Foundation.

Collaboration is critical in the fight against climate change and for social justice, and together we can really make a difference. The network is always open to new members, we would love you to join us on our journey.

To find out more and get involved please sign up below.

Salford Food Giftbox
Food and Drink

Supporting Salford Foodbank

In November 2019 we opened the Food Giftbox on Box on the Docks to support the Salford Foodbank. This huge collection box has not only encouraged our local community to drop off much needed donations, but has also helped raise awareness of the plight of food poverty across the city.

Many residents, businesses and schools have also got involved with our city-wide campaign, adopting over 30 Mini Giftboxes, now dotted across Salford neighbourhoods. Together with our community volunteers, we have collected over 11.5 tonnes of food, contributing to more than half all donations made to the Foodbank.

Food Giftbox Campaign

MediaCity business

Actions for 2022

MediaCity SSVN are already supporting a number of ongoing positive actions and excited to see these all develop over the coming year…

  • MediaCity’s Single-Use Plastic Charter
  • The Queen’s Green Canopy – planting a new woodland in Salford
  • Carbon Literacy – supporting all members to get access to training on the climate encouraging positive behaviour change
  • Salford Social Value Alliance’s 10% Better Campaign – to be relaunched March 2022
  • Salford Literacy Trail – to be launched Summer 2022 by Bupa and The National Literacy Trust
  • Salford Living Wage City – encouraging more businesses at MediaCity to become Living Wage accredited
  • Expanding the Food Giftbox campaign

And there will be plenty more creative initiatives to follow.

We couldn’t drive forward these ambitious actions without the brilliant engagement from our Network Members listed below. And we are always on the look out for more support.

Please fill out the form below to find out how you can get involved and follow us on Twitter for our latest news.

It’s Time for Action!

Sign up to join the MediaCity Sustainability & Social Value Network

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Network Members

  • MediaCity

  • Amro Property

  • Audio Always

  • BBC

  • BBC Blue Peter

  • BBC Philharmonic

  • Blujay Solutions

  • The Botanist

  • Bupa

  • Carbon Creative

  • City of Trees

  • Co-op

  • dock10

  • HOST

  • IN4.0 Group

  • ISG

  • ITV

  • Kelloggs

  • No Drama

  • Peel L&P

  • Planisware

  • Red Production Company

  • Salford Foodbank

  • Salford Foundation

  • Salford CVS

  • Salford City Council

  • Salford University

  • Seven Brothers

  • Social Sense

  • Stream AMG

  • 39 Pictures

  • Transport for Greater Manchester

  • Unlimited Potential

  • Urban Bubble

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