Social procurement is something I’ve touched on before, but in this episode, I’ll be going into more detail about how it is done in various industries. You’ll get a glimpse of what social procurement looks like when it comes to different areas of business and get insight into how it can have a huge impact not only on your business, but also on the world.
Listen in as I share tips and resources that will get you started off on the right foot if you decide to go this route with your business. You’ll learn about responsible sourcing and Buy Social Canada, a really valuable and interesting resource when it comes to bringing together businesses and suppliers to form more meaningful and ethical partnerships.
What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:
- How Buy Social Canada is bringing together policy, resources, and businesses.
- The shift in how people buy and the increased scrutiny on business practices.
- How the Canadian government is moving toward better social procurement for their projects.
- How to go about creating social procurement programs—even with limited resources.
- How to measure and track your progress.
Ideas Worth Sharing:“Cost considerations will always be a factor, but there are other things that can and should come into the decision-making process.” - Sandra D'Souza Click To Tweet “Every purchase you make has an economic, environmental, and social impact – whether intended or not.” - Sandra D'Souza Click To Tweet “If you are a for-profit business, social procurement strategies can help strengthen your community visibility and create added value in your own products.” - Sandra D'Souza Click To Tweet
Resources In Today’s Episode:
- Buy Social Canada
- A Guide to Social Procurement (buysocialcanada.com)
- Home | Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE Canada)
- Home – Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (camsc.ca)