Jenny has created a mini guide for the CIPD offering businesses advice on how to source diverse suppliers.
Diversity and inclusion is good for businesses because it enables you reflect and understand your customer/client base better.
Research shows that diversity and inclusion can enhance innovation by about 20% and therefore increase your bottom line.
Lastly, but perhaps most importantly creating inclusive workspaces where all employees feel that they belong, that they can contribute to the business and thrive is the right and fair thing to do to.
The guide offers some practical advice on how to source diverse suppliers for your business, with examples of race and gender diversity that can be broadly applied to any protected characteristic, such as: age, sexual orientation, disability etc.
Read the article and download the guide.