Creating Gender Equality Through Procurement - POLICY
Femeconomy has partnered with The 30% Club and leading Australian Board Directors to develop a Gender Equality Procurement Policy, to support organisations to implement procurement strategies that create gender equality across their supply chains, and foster ethical supply practices.
ALL ORGANISATIONS CAN IMPLEMENT GENDER EQUALITY PROCUREMENT PRINCIPLES
Whether your organisation is a sole trader, small business, medium sized business, not-for-profit, government entity, or large corporation, you can choose to include women led businesses in your supply chain.
Every budget owner has the power to take action to be consciously inclusive of women led businesses. Research shows this leads to greater profitability, and better organisational outcomes.
Your action could be as simple as setting a goal that at minimum one women led business is included in every procurement/request for quote.
You can download the full Creating Gender Equality Through Procurement POLICY here - https://femeconomy.com/policy-creating-gender-equality-through-procurement/
Interesting. As a minority myself (within the US) I value the need for measures that seek to foster inclusion. That said, if I am looking at this in black and white (I get the world isn't black and white), as a procurement manager, I am evaluating my suppliers based on specific criteria that tells me whether or not they can provide me with the best quality at the lowest cost with great customer service. Fortunately for me, I do not work for a government agency so I do not have to place as one of the criteria gender requirements.