Developing opportunities for diverse suppliers
Our Supplier Diversity Program delivers an improved and innovative customer experience by taking proactive steps to provide equal access to suppliers, reflecting the diversity of where we live, work and serve.
The program encourages economic development and provides more opportunities for culturally diverse, Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and/or women-run organizations to bid for our business in competitive processes. This ensures that our suppliers reflect our diverse customer base and bring new ideas and creativity to the table.
The scope of this program includes Canadian companies certified by the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), Women Business Enterprises (WBE) Canada, and the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC).
As part of our commitment to a more inclusive future, and to developing longstanding partnerships with suppliers that mirror our core values, we are constantly evolving our Supplier Diversity Program. As a result of these efforts we have increased spend with accredited diverse vendors by 35% since 2014.