The Buy Social Corporate Challenge is a first for the social enterprise sector. It will see seven high profile businesses aim to collectively spend £1billion with social enterprises by 2020 and in turn drive growth in the sector.
The initiative, which is led by Social Enterprise UK and run in partnership with the Cabinet Office and Business in the Community, will open up key supply chains of forward-thinking corporate organisations to over 70,000 social enterprises in the UK. The challenge was launched on the 18th April at number 11 Downing Street by Minister for Civil society, Rob Wilson, who also made a visit to CAN last month to look at the important work social enterprises do in the UK.
Why should organisations open their supply chain to social enterprises?
Social enterprises are known for the positive impact their business ventures have on the local communities they serve, and by opening up their supply chains organisations have a chance to be apart of it.
More and more businesses are buying goods and services from social enterprise as they recognise their responsibilities to increase positive social value and to comply with the Social Value Act.
Looking to buy from a Social Enterprise?
Make sure your social enterprise is signed up to the UK's largest national database of social enterprises - the Buy Social Directory.