Interserve plc is a multinational support service and construction company based in the UK. Groundwork GIS has worked with Interserve on numerous projects, helping them understand how their operations affect the social, economic and environmental features of the areas they work in. Work has included developing an interactive social impact assessment, providing area profiles to track economic and carbon footprints through London Boroughs and conducting a preliminary analysis which assesses the changes in commuting behaviour that would occur from moving regional offices. Most recently, Groundwork GIS has developed a template for capturing contractor and supplier data throughout the course of large developments. This will provide data that can used to track their progress against CSR and internal commitments.
Groundwork GIS has been working with Interserve over the last couple of years to help them understand the value of their business to the community using geospatial tools. Because of the vast spread of their operations across the country, the social value from any particular contact/relationship needs to be assessed based on the location of its supply chains, employees and underlying socio-economic fabric of the local community. Interserve understands the importance of spatial analysis and mapping of baseline statistics for the development of this tool and Groundwork GIS with many years of experience in the mapping and analysis of large scale socio-economic and location data are in a strong position to contribute to this partnership.