BGIS named 2019’s Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity
Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE Canada) celebrated a decade of leadership in supplier diversity at its 10th Anniversary Conference and Gala this past November 14, an event aimed at supporting female entrepreneurship and supplier diversity in Canada.
At the event, the BGIS Procurement team took home the Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity award for 2019 for their continued success and dedication to advancing supplier diversity within the organization.
Taken from a statement given to WBE Canada:
BGIS believes supplier diversity is an important contributor to its corporate mission of ensuring they are being inclusive in their supply chain practices. In 2015, BGIS “reset” its Supplier Diversity Strategy and action plan, and since then has exhibited steady year-over-year progress. Diversity and Inclusion remain a top priority through all of BGIS’s daily operations and is continually working on advancing their supplier diversity programs. In 2018 they initiated Tier 2 spend reporting and, in 2019, began working to expand reporting to other suppliers who subcontract their services. In August of this year, BGIS was a guest host of one of WBE Canada’s “Meet the Buyer” webinar sessions. As a result, they connected with several WBEs and currently BGIS is in the process of promoting these women-owned businesses internally to their client accounts as well as providing introductions with some of their Tier 1 suppliers.
BGIS has become an active and committed Corporate Member of WBE Canada just in the past 12 months and are honoured for their dedication to continually working on advancing its Supplier Diversity programs internally, impacting the success of women-owned businesses specifically, and the resulting growth of the Canadian economy.
Congratulations to our Procurement team for receiving yet another great honour. You’re on a roll!