The Buy Social Corporate Challenge has produced its first year impact report showing that the scheme has achieved a massive £19.8million in spend. Not only this, but 125 social enterprises are being connected to major corporates, 35 procurement professionals are being trained in how best to work with social enterprises and there is an increase in awareness of social enterprise across the staff teams of the corporate partners.
This is a fantastic result and the challenge is being deemed a success, but more can be done. The challenge is calling for more partners in a variety of sectors to achieve more.
More businesses need to be encouraged to sign up and pledge to partner with social enterprises to meet their procurement needs. If you’re working with any business who you think should join the likes of PwC, Interserve, Johnson & Johnson, Santander, Wates, Zurich, Robertston and Amey, then please encourage them to join the challenge.
Tag businesses you are working with and would like to see signed up, using the hashtag #LetsBuySocial