Employer & supplier diversity
Having a diverse employee base is last year’s news! But achieving diversity amongst your supplier base is this year’s news! If you want real, genuine, sustainable diversity, it’s got to be an holistic approach.
20% of UK businesses are female owned, even though just 1% of money spent with suppliers goes to those 20% of female owned businesses. The statistics aren’t great! But at Jaluch we try to practice what we preach, so last year we created a 20/20 target, i.e. 20% of our spend with suppliers to be spend with the 20% of female owned businesses.
And ... now we are utterly proud and delighted to announce that in the past 12 months a staggering 28% of our total spend with suppliers has been spent with female owned businesses.. We smashed our target and are thrilled to lead the way for smaller businesses on supplier diversity.
Serious about diversity?
If you’re serious about diversity generally, supplier diversity is crucial. Already 75 of the UK’s largest corporates are signed up to supplier diversity programmes and 5387 women owned businesses have registerd through WeConnect International.
So ... will you join our drive to get 20% of supplier spend by all businesses to be spent on female owned businesses? Don’t make us go it alone!
Find out more about the Women Owned logo we use.
Here are a few of the women owned (or co-owned) businesses we work with:
Diversity & Inclusion Training
If you think your organisation would benefit from diversity and inclusion training, we offer courses that can help you:
- Retain valued staff
- Engender great employee relations
- Attract new talent
- Address gender and other imbalances at various levels in the organisation
- Better reflect the diversity of the supplier base
- Better position themselves for corporate or public sector contracts
For more information on the training we can offer, visit our diversity and inclusion training page.