ConnXus and Procurement Leaders have officially launched an exclusive Diversity and Inclusion Partnership for the next three years.
In a release, the organisations said the collaboration will provide a new and powerful platform to promote diversity and inclusion within the procurement function.
The ConnXus and Procurement Leaders partnership will deliver increased support with the intention to to drive meaningful change in Procurement Leaders' community of 700+ member organisations.
Throughout the year, ConnXus will present a series of webinars tailored around diversity and inclusion within procurement and the supplier base. ConnXus will also partner with Procurement Leaders events, sharing innovative approaches and highlighting diversity and inclusion as a leadership priority for CPOs.
Nandini Basuthakur, CEO Procurement Leaders, said, "The response from our network of 27,000 senior procurement executives to drive demographic, supplier and workplace diversity initiatives has been significant.
“Getting this right is critical for the future of Procurement. I am excited about the future opportunities and platform this new partnership will create for wider diversity and inclusion within the procurement function."
The pinnacle of the partnership is a newly created award at the prestigious 2019 World Procurement Awards; this ConnXus Diversity & Inclusion Award celebrates organisations who are actively engaging in diversity and inclusion as part of their wider talent development plans.
Daryl Hammett, COO & General Manager of ConnXus, believes this award is a great opportunity to celebrate organizations making strides in inclusive procurement. "We want to create awareness of sustainable supply chains achieved through inclusion," he said.
"In addition to acknowledging the value and innovation these organizations obtain, we want to celebrate the impact they have on the local and global community."