Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Checklist

At WEConnect International we understand the value of supplier diversity and inclusion. We have developed a Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Checklist (GSDIC) to help you assess your global supplier diversity and inclusion program and identify potential areas for improvement.


WEConnect International ESG and Global Inclusive Sourcing Forum

On September 27, 2022, C-Suite/Senior Leadership peers gathered for a roundtable discussion on ESG and emerging best practices, relative to global inclusive sourcing efforts and impact. The virtual event was hosted by Accenture, Adient, Cargill, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Company, Moody’s, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Sodexo, and WEConnect International.

The Business Case for Supplier Diversity & Inclusion

This brief video provides a high level overview of global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion and the business case, how corporations and governments can benefit economically with inclusive sourcing efforts.

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Bias in Value Chains Video

One of the key obstacles for gender-inclusive sourcing is bias, both conscious and unconscious. Hear from women-owned businesses from around the globe as to the challenges of bias that they often face, and from three leading multinational corporations as to how to address and work to mitigate bias in value chains. Once the bias is identified and acknowledged, actions can be taken to address it, including the consideration of capable women-owned businesses for procurement opportunities.

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Business Case Report

This report demonstrates why corporations such as Accenture, EY, IBM, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Walmart and others are investing time and resources to build global inclusive sourcing strategies. The report, entitled “The Business Case for Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion: The Critical Contributions of Women and Other Underutilized Suppliers to Corporate Value Chains,” highlights many of the good practices corporations are implementing to achieve successful outcomes, what metrics are available to assess impact and what sustainable business benefits members are deriving from their access to the world’s best solutions.

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Best Practices, Tools, Research & Resources

SD&I Code of Conduct

A diverse supply chain means a sustainable supply chain. The Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Code of Conduct has been developed by the Royal Bank of Scotland and endorsed by WEConnect International. The Code is guided by the principles of inclusion, development, compliance and continuous improvement.


Hackett Supplier Diversity Presentation

See the business case for supplier diversity with a clear, evidence-based presentation from the Hackett Group.


Scaling Women-Owned Businesses Report

A new report by the Council on Scaling Women-Owned Businesses has found breaking down barriers to new markets and capital is essential for women-owned businesses to survive and thrive.


Developing Global SD&I Efforts: Regional Resources

The State of Canadian Supplier Diversity

It is with great excitement that WEConnect International, along with our valued partners, launch the State of Canadian Supplier Diversity Report. As the first of its kind in Canada, this report offers much needed insights into the local supplier diversity & inclusion ecosystem. In addition to demonstrating the growth and importance of supplier diversity & inclusion, the report points to areas where we can all collaborate more in Canada in support of measurable impact at scale. Namely that 57% of corporations have yet to establish a formal supplier diversity & inclusion program in Canada and only half of the respondents stated that customer requirements are a primary driver for engagement.


Developing Supplier Diversity & Inclusion in Europe

This webinar on Europe SD&I Definitions, Developing and Growing Inclusive Sourcing Efforts was presented on September 2023 and designed to educate and inform participants on the current definitions of diverse suppliers in Europe, and best practices to start and grow inclusive sourcing efforts within the European region.

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Developing Supplier Diversity & Inclusion in Latin America

Hear from experienced subject matter experts on the challenges and opportunities in developing sustainable supplier diversity efforts in Latin America.

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Developing Supplier Diversity & Inclusion in Middle East & North Africa

This virtual panel discusses why supplier diversity & inclusion is good for business and best practices to begin and develop sustainable SD&I efforts in MENA. The session is designed for representatives from corporations and buying organizations who are interested in finding out more about supplier diversity and inclusion efforts in the region.

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Global Tier 2 Toolkit

The Global Tier 2 Toolkit was developed to assist corporate members with growing Tier 2 efforts beyond US borders, providing guidelines and best practices shared from successful corporate global initiatives. As procurement and tracking efforts vary by company, this is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but provides key information and strategic guidance.

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Markets’ Economies, Top Industries and Exports

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Michael Tobolski

Vice President of Member Development