Supplier diversity advocacy organizations are pivotal in promoting equitable business opportunities for underrepresented groups, including women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ communities, and people with disabilities. Around the world, various organizations are leading the charge in supplier diversity, creating platforms that not only support diverse suppliers but also help corporations embrace a more inclusive approach to their supply chains. In this post, we provide a list of the key international organizations dedicated to fostering supplier diversity.
Supply Nation: Connects Australian Indigenous businesses with government and corporate procurement teams.
National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA): Supports the growth of Indigenous businesses in Australia.
Integrare: Promotes the growth of diverse entrepreneurs, including those with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and indigenous peoples, by fostering inclusion and equal opportunities in large companies, and supports the exchange of values and solutions across the entire supply chain, benefiting businesses and society.
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC): Promotes the economic advancement of Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses in Canada.
The Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada (IWSCC): Canadian non-profit created to support Veterans and/or people with disabilities who own businesses. We provide certification so that these businesses can be officially recognized as Diverse Suppliers and work with corporate partners to increase the inclusivity of workplaces and procurement processes.
Integrare: Aims to boost corporate procurement from a vast database of diverse suppliers, acting as a facilitator to integrate products and services from registered INTEGRARE suppliers into the supply chains of major corporations.
MSD China: Aims to foster an inclusive procurement environment in China, supporting minority and women-owned businesses.
Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DICCI): Aims to inspire the Dalit community to become entrepreneurs in business and industry, fostering wealth creation and economic contribution while supporting and encouraging Dalit entrepreneurs in their ventures.
South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC): Focuses on promoting supplier diversity in South Africa, particularly among businesses owned by Black entrepreneurs.
Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK): Supports ethnic minority-owned businesses in the United Kingdom.
European Disability Forum: Advocates for economic inclusion for people with disabilities, including support for businesses owned by individuals with disabilities.
European Supplier Diversity Project (ESDP): Connecting ethnic minority and immigrant-owned businesses with global corporations. Currently operating in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, and The Netherlands.
Latin American Quality Institute (LAQI): Promotes corporate social responsibility and inclusive business practices in Latin America, which includes supplier diversity.
WeConnect International: A global network connecting women-owned businesses to qualified buyers worldwide, operating in various countries across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – Global: Supports women entrepreneurs worldwide, with a strong presence in the USA and expanding globally
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