Research proves that
Social Impact Procurement:
Helps companies to retain employees
Improves shareholder satisfaction
Improves customer loyalty
Mitigates supply chain risk
Enables your company to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Enables companies to meet their
sustainability and diversity goals
Looking for ways to buy goods and services from social enterprise sellers?
The social impact procurement model can make that happen. We work with partner Buy Social USA to put verified, social and environmental impact goods and services into your everyday supply chain. Buying from social impact businesses represents the greatest untapped potential in generating positive, sustainable social and environmental impact in our communities. We source our social impact sellers using the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other impact frameworks as our guide, and our partner Buy Social USA, works with your company to help you identify the impact you want to achieve and the suppliers that can help you do that.
Examples of Social Enterprise Suppliers
Raw materials and ingredients, packing and printed materials, uniforms and linens, furniture and furnishings, stationary, office supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, food and drinks, branded promotional materials, corporate gifts, etc.
Catering, event management, workspaces, venues, cleaning services, laundry, waste management, renewable energy, landscaping, construction, maintenance, marketing and communications, software, data entry, translation, workforce development, training
Social Impact Procurement provides your company with:
Sustainability 3.0 Solutions
Impact Metrics and Reporting
Tier 1, 2 and 3 Supplier Diversity Solutions
Integration with Blockchain Transparency Developments
An edge over your competitors to attract and retain top talent
Company values that millennials and Gen Z look for and expect.
Finding it challenging in the current labor market to employ and retain dedicated, reliable staff?
By adopting a more purposeful approach, businesses have the power to create real change and bring disadvantaged people into the labor market; whether they’re young people, people of color, people with a disability, the long term unemployed, returning citizens or recently arrived migrants and refugees.
Want to make an impact for the environment, a social cause or to improve staff loyalty? By making small changes to the way you purchase, the impact can be enormous. The average Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) budget of most companies is around 100 times smaller than its procurement budget. If you have long term contracts with existing suppliers, we can work with them too, helping them source tier 2 and 3 goods in a more sustainable way.