Yes. Suppliers of all types are embracing the opportunity to contribute to their communities. This helps them meet their corporate social responsibilities and to promote their businesses.
Many mainstream businesses are leading the way when it comes to delivering social outcomes. Some do this by including social benefit suppliers in their supply chains or by directly addressing government priorities, such as creating opportunities for apprentices, or employing young people and long-term unemployed people.
Engaging with potential suppliers early in the procurement planning stage will help you understand social procurement opportunities and the market’s capacity to deliver.