At Sodexo, we consciously build diversity into our supply chain. We proactively align ourselves with underrepresented suppliers, including the LGBTQ community. We forge a diversity of partnerships in the marketplace. These collaborations position us to deliver the best value to our customers and the communities we serve. Our diverse vendors enable us to source a diversity of products and services. And this gives us a competitive edge. When our partners flourish, they spur economic and social growth. This ripple effect is why Sodexo actively seeks out ways to integrate diverse suppliers in our day-to-day business.
I invite more corporations to discover this hidden gem that comes with aligning with diverse suppliers. Every corporation is always reviewing and analyzing how to increase their bottom line. Here is a win-win solution.
Get talking about supplier diversity and how being diverse & inclusive is your commitment. Share your efforts within your company, your clients and suppliers. Then take the next crucial step: implement a supplier diversity program. Here’s how:
Start your Supplier Diversity Program:
- Define a policy or statement: This outlines your program, strategy and commitment.
- Implement measurement or metrics: It is important to have metrics in place to ensure you are growing through your purpose or commitment.
- Sign up with third party agencies: Tap into additional resources, such as the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber Commerce, for guidance to help you start your program.
Sodexo has been on this journey for some time, and we are eager to share our experiences. We are a call away.
I invite you to be a leader, be a voice and proactively develop a diverse supply chain.
Supplier Diversity Manager