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Kicking It Off


The Kicking it Off workstream will enable and support people interested in initiating work to enable supplier diversity. It will provide signposting to valuable resources, insight into established practice, hints and tips to achieving organisational support as well as advice on change and processes.


SDUK recognises that there are many considerations when contemplating an initiative which leans on social value such supplier diversity and so this workstream aims to enable a support mechanism for advice, guidance and informational support from a corporate to corporate perspective.

Take a look at our guidelines to setting up a supplier diversity program of work by flicking through the slides below:


▪Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is wider than the workplace. The most successful businesses know that by creating diversity in their supply chains, they can unlock innovation and agility, and improve their ethical credentials.

▪Ultimately, the aim of supplier diversity is to create an equal marketplace where opportunities are open to all participants regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and health.

▪The Council for Supplier Diversity aims to unlock that potential by supporting and enabling organisations to understand supplier diversity, explore the benefits and embark on the journey towards a diverse supply base.

▪Supplier diversity can be associated to a commercial lifecycle that many across industry are familiar with, which enables visibility of the potential commercial, economic and social value this brings.  It’s more than just the ‘right thing to do’.

**As a guide, this document  takes the form of guidance and recommendations. It should not be quoted as if it were a specification or a code of practice and claims of compliance cannot be made to it.



Procurement Questionires

Workstream Members

Vice Chair
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Krystle Sands

EMEA Strategic Sourcing Manager


Natasha Angell

Strategic Supplier Relationship Manager

Legal & General


Sunita Hirani

Head of SRM

Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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