Supplier Diversity Award


Visit our 'How to Enter' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide. CLICK HERE.

Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the Online Entry Form. CLICK HERE.

This award recognises the procurement team that has made significant strides in promoting and supporting a diverse range of suppliers, including minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and other diverse businesses. By championing supplier diversity, these organisations are creating opportunities for underrepresented groups and driving positive change in the business landscape.

Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Diverse Supplier Utilization: Demonstrate a strong track record of actively sourcing and utilizing diverse suppliers, including minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and other underrepresented groups.
  • Supplier Development and Support: Show evidence of programmes or initiatives aimed at developing and supporting diverse suppliers, such as mentorship programmes, capacity building, or financial assistance.
  • Impact on Diverse Communities: Highlight the positive impact the organisation's supplier diversity efforts have had on diverse communities, including job creation, economic empowerment, and community engagement.
  • Innovative Approaches to Supplier Diversity: Showcase innovative strategies or practices implemented to promote supplier diversity within the supply chain, such as supplier diversity scorecards, outreach events, or partnerships with diversity organisations.
  • Supporting facts & statements: Include any other facts or statements that you feel are relevant to support your entry.