Procurement Diversity at SGS
Maximizing value and innovation to drive efficiency and support profitable growth in a sustainable way is part of Procurement’s Mission Statement. Accessing the suppliers who represent the diversity that we see in our communities is one way that we can support innovation and profitable growth.
‘Walking the walk’ by increasing the pool of available suppliers who represent diversity is one way that SGS is honouring its commitments in procurement. SGS is well-known for innovation and for being on the leading edge of new ideas, products, and services. Being able to take the bull by the horns and pivot to adapt to any situation is one of our strengths and following established policies around recruitment of diverse suppliers is just another example of that commitment.
Maximizing value and innovation to drive efficiency and support profitable growth in a sustainable way is part of Procurement’s Mission Statement. Accessing the suppliers who represent the diversity that we see in our communities is one way that we can support innovation and profitable growth. We deliver our goals through business partnering, cost-effective source to pay and SCM operating model, passionate high performing teams, and supplier partnership management.
Sourcing diversity in procurement suppliers is an important value for SGS and one that the company is behind which is why it’s more important than ever that these suppliers participate in our initiative that will highlight them as sources.
In five minutes, you can get up to speed with why we feel that supplier diversity is more important now than ever with SGS North America Director, Procurement, Farhan Randhawa from his recent appearance on the Sourcing Solved ‘Procurement in 5 Minutes’ podcast:
Success in this effort will mean that data is being collected about suppliers and how they are identified and the progress that we are making by forging those new relationships. We are monitoring the growth of the procurement spend in the diverse supplier area which will allow for us to better plan and strategize for the future.
“This is just the start in our push to register and engage with more diverse suppliers across SGS North America. By establishing policies, promoting the supplier diversity program both internally and externally, we are showing that this is a priority for SGS. I am confident that the program will be one the many ways in which SGS will demonstrate how it contributes to its Value to Society ideal. My goal is to create a supplier diversity program that becomes an integral part of the overall corporate strategy, contributing to the local economy and to the overall success of SGS, “said Mahmood Shah, VP Procurement, SGS.
The process for registering as a diversity supplier with SGS is simple by visiting https://sgs.suppliergateway.com/Index.aspx to register.
We are proud to be celebrating the diversity in our global community by sourcing suppliers locally.
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