Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme

Accenture’s Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme applies global best-practice principles to scale and sustain the entrepreneurs and small business suppliers with whom we partner.

The steppingstone towards a more inclusive and empowered marketplace.

Introduction to ESD

In response to both global and local calls for more inclusion and diversity in the market, Accenture’s Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme applies global best-practice principles to scale and sustain the entrepreneurs and small business suppliers with whom we partner.

The aim is to increase the participation of black-owned SMEs within both our own supply chain and in the wider economy. We are realising this aim through our innovative Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme

We rise by lifting others

We embrace our responsibility to engage with businesses in the communities in which we live and work, through the ESD Programme.


Vukani Mngxati

CEO – Accenture Africa

Building high-performing businesses

By adopting a blended approach, specifically packaged for the individual SME, we support our beneficiaries in building high-performing businesses through the following areas.

Training

Executive training to elevate business owners to become, innovative thinkers, agile business decision makers & managers of high performing businesses.

Mentorship

Mentorship with a senior Accenture executive in the same line of delivery to guide the growth of the business.

Business development

Business Development Support and operational tools specific to the individual business based on the outcomes of the business GAP analysis.

Payments

Early Payments of invoices in less than 10 days to help the SME to be cash-flow effective.

Access to market

Access to Market through opportunities within our supply chain and/or that of our clients.

Collaboration

Collaborations with Accenture as a delivery partner at client engagements - based on business demand.

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Developing initiatives for growth

SMEs are well positioned to increase job opportunities in South Africa, and we recognize the vital role they play in economic growth.


Zandile Njamela

ESD Lead

Meet the ESD Beneficiaries

Investing in the next generation

I help small businesses develop by suggesting what mechanisms and facilities are available and how best to approach the process.


Kenneth Robinson

MD Resources – Accenture SA

Meet the team

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