Commitment to Action

Small Business, Big Impact: Building Inclusive Supply Chains

Commitment by

Sodexo Group

In 2014, Sodexo committed $1 billion in spend to bring more micro, small, and medium sized enterprises, especially those owned and operated by women, into its global supply chain. This investment will be used to develop a standard supply chain inclusion program for global deployment. The program will help local Sodexo operations train and incentivize their supply teams to source from SMEs, make the supplier on-boarding process easier for SMEs to navigate, and support the development of SME partners with new training programs. These training programs will be designed to help suppliers work more effectively with Sodexo and meet quality standards that will help them become more competitive in the marketplace overall. Sodexo will also continue to work with intermediary organizations like local cooperatives to expand opportunities for local businesses. To ensure effective management of this initiative Sodexo will develop a system for tracking global spend with SMEs and expand best practices in SME sourcing to new countries.

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Commitment

Small Business, Big Impact: Building Inclusive Supply Chains

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,000,000,000

Region

Northern America

Commitment by

Sodexo Group

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

WEConnect International