How we’re cultivating a culture of responsible buying on a global scale
December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021
Supplier inclusion lies at the heart of our procurement strategy. As a leading global organization with more than 600,000 people, Accenture has the purchasing power and multi-billion-dollar supply chain to cultivate a culture of responsible buying on a global scale.
One of our key objectives as a responsible business is to build supply chains that are more sustainable and more inclusive—and that means helping suppliers to grow their representation and influence in their own markets to realize collective, shared success. Our procurement approach—which we call “Procurement Plus”—shapes how we work with suppliers and encourages a mindset of responsible buying, inside and outside Accenture.
In a new case study, we explain how Procurement Plus is supported by our Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Program, which reaches 21 countries, to drive a more inclusive marketplace. By welcoming diverse businesses into our supply chain, we gain access to innovative, responsive and cost-competitive solutions for our clients.
We continue to explore new ways and opportunities to promote inclusive procurement practices and partner with national and local nonprofit supplier diversity membership organizations—we hold 10 board seats out of 16 organizations where we’re corporate members.
Three of our most successful flagship programs include:
We believe these more inclusive procurement practices help us to create long-term value for our clients and our communities. They also mean we can be more agile, disruptive and ahead of the curve.
Here’s what we’ve learned along the way:
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