Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

CIPS is committed to promoting, supporting and encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) in the procurement profession. We believe the benefit is clear: a profession where everyone can participate and reach their full potential.

As part of that commitment, we are creating a platform – so that issues can be discussed, understanding can be built, and best practice and guidance can be showcased to help individuals and employers tackle this important issue.

We have collected some valuable resources, including videos, podcasts, webinars and guidance from credible experts in this space, to help you to build both a diverse team, and a diverse supply base.

If you have experience to share, a case study that will inspire others, or some guidance that has helped you on your journey, get in touch at diversity@cips.org.

 


 

CIPS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Focus Areas

Workplace ED&I

Respecting and valuing all forms of difference and characteristics in the workplace benefits organisations.

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Supplier Diversity

Creating diversity in supply chains can unlock innovation and agility, and improve businesses ethical credentials

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CIPS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Network

Listen & Engage Workshops

CIPS is holding some listen and engage workshop sessions with members, other professional bodies and ED&I experts to better understand the issues and to build on our knowledge of the topic so we can better support the profession. Our aim is to share this expertise so together we can drive the ED&I agenda forwards and make a difference in the procurement and supply profession. If you are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and would like to be involved in a future session please contact us with a short summary at diversity@cips.org

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ED&I LinkedIn Group

Join the CIPS ED&I LinkedIn Group where you can network with like-minded professionals to share your experience, discuss challenges and learn more about positive actions you can take to support the ED&I agenda in both the profession and your organisation.

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ED&I From Leaders in this Space

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Featured Resources for Workplace ED&I

Tackling the Gender Pay Gap

CIPS and Hays address the gender pay gap with hints and tips around the wider Equality, Diversity & Inclusion agenda

The Importance of Allyship

CIPD share how professionals can be good allies to their black and minority ethnic colleagues

Disability Inclusion

CIPS and The Valuable 500 discuss inclusivity and unlocking the business, social and economic potential of the 1.3 billion

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Best Practice: Embedding ED&I in an organisation

2020 Procurement Excellence Awards Winners Clifford Chance share their approach to ED&I and the benefits this has had on their team, the organisation and their talent management strategy.

 

WATCH THE VIDEOS
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Featured Resources for Supplier Diversity

Building your Business Case

In this video, WeConnect show you how to build your business case for supplier diversity & Inclusion.

Value of Supplier Diversity

Hear from Mayank Shah, CEO of MSDUK on supporting ethnic minority businesses and the value supplier diversity brings to organisations.

Impact of Supplier Diversity on SMEs

In this podcast Farrida Gibbs, CEO of Gibbs Hybrid, shares her experience of being a minority woman in business.

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Best Practice: Embedding Supplier Diversity in an Organisation

2019 SM Awards Winners Cummins Ltd share their approach to supplier diversity and the benefits this has brought, including increased innovation and real competitive advantage.

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Best Practice: Successful Supplier Diversity Project

CIPS Australasia Supply Management Awards 2020 winners, the South Australia Government, discuss their supplier diversity project in the Department for Child Protection (DCP) and their commitment to increasing commercial relationships with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs).

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Resources from other leaders

CIPS are working in collaboration with a number of experts to provide CIPS members with best practice - whether you need support with writing a policy, understanding unconscious bias, or how to drive the D&I agenda forwards in your organisation. There are some useful tips on tackling difficult conversations in the workplace, as well as tools and strategies that will help you create a positive impact on diversity in the workplace.

The CIPS and MSDUK Supplier Diversity guide helps organisations understand the value that supplier diversity can deliver for businesses, and gives practical examples and tips from those who are leading the way with their supply chains. The WeConnect code of conduct and gold standard checklist are a useful reference when writing your statement of intent and also provide a good benchmark when striving for best practice.

 

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Celebrating Difference

We would like to celebrate all diverse characteristics across the procurement and supply profession. If you would like to share your story please contact us at diversity@cips.org.

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Gender Equality

To celebrate International Women's Day, we captured the thoughts of some of the most inspiring and successful women in procurement.

Black Talent

CIPS Africa Graduation Ceremony celebrates talented professionals - highlighting their commitment and achievement through their CIPS qualifications journeys.

Disability inclusion

The Valuable 500 share how business leaders can play a vital role in putting disability inclusion on the agenda and releasing the value of disability in the workforce.

 

 


More Resources

CIPS Foundation

The CIPS Foundation aims to support communities across the globe. Through procurement and supply best practice, we seek to make a difference and improve the quality of lives.

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New Ethics Test

Ethical behaviour is everyone’s responsibility, throughout an organisation. CIPS Ethics e-Learning and online test continues to help anyone in the profession to build their confidence and support their employers, suppliers and colleagues.

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