In this video Kaleida founder, Jason Roberts, CEO, shares his views on why PWC's move to drop some US diversity goals to meet changed legal landscape is the right thing to do.
PWC (Price Waterhouse Coopers, the multinational professional services brand of firms) dropping their pledge is actually the right thing to do and in line with what we tell corporates are attainable measures of success.
Remember our (Kaleida International) words: Exclusive is NOT Inclusive.
The key to a successful Supplier Diversity programme is about creating access to opportunity. Levelling the playing field. Providing equity through access.
Any business looking to award 40% of their spend with minority suppliers was ill advised in the very beginning of their programmes set-up.
Our advice to corporates is to not want to ‘appear’ to do right thing without the tools to deliver and make a real impact. Forget big statements they cannot back.
We are seeing firms across the EMEA double down on their commitment to supplier diversity.
They are learning from mistakes made in the US and we provide free consultancy on how to deliver a sustainable programme in and across the EMEA territory whilst avoiding bias, prejudice, and discrimination against white business owners.
Listen in on the video and let us know your thoughts.
"Finding Diverse Suppliers is time-consuming as the process today involves researching against multiple databases."
Founded in 2019, Kaleida International is a B2B marketplace for Tenders connecting Buyers to Suppliers, and Diverse Suppliers. With a focus on helping the Chief Procurement Office achieve its ESG goals, and alerting companies to new revenue opportunities, Kaleida's fully-inclusive platform helps Buyers find, identify and assess Diverse Suppliers they can invite to Tender.
In 2023 Kaleida will publish £600b in both Public and Private sector tenders for suppliers, and Diverse suppliers to apply to. By increasing access to commercial opportunity, we believe we can drive equality through providing access to economic parity.