Driving Inclusion and Equal Opportunities in our Supply Chain: B2E Consulting’s Supplier Diversity Programme

Hagar Yanco | People Partner

At B2E Consulting, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential pillars of a successful and sustainable business. Our commitment to these principles extends beyond our internal operations and into our supply chain through our Supplier Diversity Programme.

Understanding Supplier Diversity

Supplier diversity is a strategic business initiative that seeks to proactively source goods and services from a broad range of suppliers, with an emphasis on businesses that are 51% or more owned and operated by individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Women
  • Minorities
  • Veterans
  • LGBTQ+
  • People with disabilities
  • Neurodivergent (the neurodivergent community includes people who live with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADHD, and other neurological conditions)

Our Commitment to Supplier Diversity

B2E Consulting’s commitment to supplier diversity is grounded in our core values of fairness, equity, and opportunity. We understand that a diverse supplier base offers a wealth of perspectives, innovations, and experiences that can drive our company’s growth and excellence. Through our Supplier Diversity Programme, we aim to:

  1. Create Economic Opportunities: We actively work alongside our clients in their drive for supplier diversity and support individuals and communities that may have historically faced barriers to entry.
  2. Foster Innovation: Diverse suppliers often bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the table, helping us stay competitive in a rapidly changing business landscape.
  3. Enhance Corporate Social Responsibility: By supporting diverse businesses, we align ourselves with broader social goals and demonstrate our commitment to ethical business practices.

Measurable Impact

One of the critical aspects of our Supplier Diversity Programme is the ability to measure its impact. We regularly evaluate our progress, track spending with diverse suppliers, and assess the overall effectiveness of our initiatives. These metrics help us refine our strategies and set new, more ambitious goals for the future.

Building Strong Relationships

Our Supplier Diversity Programme is not just about numbers; it’s about relationships. We understand that fostering strong partnerships with diverse suppliers is essential. To achieve this, we offer support, and resources to help these suppliers grow and thrive alongside us. We believe that by helping our suppliers succeed, we create a win-win situation that benefits everyone involved.

Our Supplier Diversity Programme embodies our core values and commitment to inclusivity, equality, and empowerment. By embracing diversity within our supply chain, we aim to make a lasting positive impact on the business landscape, contribute to thriving communities and further enhance the quality of service we provide to our customers.

If you have any questions or would like to receive further information about our Supplier Diversity Programme, please contact Dale McNeil or Hagar Yanco.

Hagar Yanco

About the author – Hagar Yanco:

Hagar has 15 years of experience in various HR roles in global companies across several industries, including Retail, Finance and Technology. Throughout her career, She has been designing and delivering people and culture strategies, managing learning, talent development, well-being, and people operations processes.

Outside of work, Hagar loves traveling, baking and creating new recipes.