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Buying from Social Enterprises: A guide for buying and procurement professionals

Bikeworks - a social enterprise in Deloitte's supply chain
This paper aims to encourage businesses to buy from social enterprises, showing examples of success and providing key steps and tips to support businesses to buy from social enterprises.
Key findings
  • Four key drivers for businesses to buy from social enterprises were identified
  • 4 in 5 chief procurement officers say it is important to buy from social enterprises

Four key drivers for businesses to buy from social enterprises are identified and described in this paper:

  • Access to innovation and creativity

  • Opportunity to absorb local insight

  • Demonstration of values to customers

  • Diversifying supply chains

The paper also features case studies from companies which already include social enterprises in their supply chains, alongside five immediate actions businesses can take to buy more from social enterprises are outlined in this paper.