Social Value Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At D2 we care about people: our staff, clients and local communities. Aligned with our Core Values, we work hard to seek out and accomplish socially valuable outcomes in both our commercial and community work.

Social Value

D2 has recently produced and published its Social Value Strategy to demonstrate how it is addressing the business risks and opportunities associated with being a ‘responsible business’; and how it is making a conscious effort to contribute to the long-term wellbeing and resilience of individuals, communities, and society in general.  This includes D2’s commitment to reaching Net Zero by 2050.

D2’s Social Value Strategy is aligned to the requirements of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 which highlights businesses need to demonstrate they are providing social value by improving the economic, social and environmental well-being of the areas that they operate in.  To do this D2 has developed the D2 Social Value Model shown below which is built upon delivering five pillars.  Within each pillar there are a series of workstreams and a set of short- and long-term targets to achieve.  To ensure each pillar delivers on its commitments, D2 has allocated one of its senior leaders to act as the overall sponsor to develop and deliver the plan.

To learn more, please see our Social Values Strategy in our Policies section

Social Value Area

D2 Social Value Pillar

Key Workstreams


  • We will invest in our communities
  • We will inspire future generations
  • Support/deliver local projects
  • Supporting local suppliers
  • Supporting local charities
  • Creating local jobs
  • Supporting the community via volunteering days
  • Recruit and develop apprentices and graduates
  • Support STEM events


  • We will invest in our people
  • We will pioneer equal opportunity
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Employee healthcare
  • Employee training and development
  • Equality, diversity & inclusion


  • We will reduce our environmental impact
  • Halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030
  • Achieve net zero emissions before 2050

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that an equitable, diverse and inclusive society is a thriving one. We work hard to ensure these principles are demonstrable throughout our business, and each individual working for the company is made to feel comfortable such that they can reach their full potential and flourish.

We want our employees talent and hard work – nothing else – to steer our success.

Our Vision:

“D2 will foster a working environment where all employees can realise their potential – void of prejudice or preconception – by being valued, recognised and supported.”

We are proud to be an inclusive employer and embrace and value diversity within our workforce. We view each stage of recruitment through an inclusive lens and continually review our processes to ensure we are doing all we can to recruit the best people.