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The State of Supplier Diversity in Europe



Although the history of supplier diversity legislation can be traced back to the United States during the civil rights movement, diverse procurement initiatives have since been adopted by a variety of Western nations. Building on the framework established by the U.S., European countries have made impressive strides with regard to diverse procurement practices. On its most recent list of the top 15 companies for supplier diversity, DiversityInc named two U.K.-based companies: Ernst & Young (EY) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Below, we’ve outlined the brief history of supplier diversity in Europe and where these initiatives stand today.

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10 Reasons to Invest in a Supplier Development Program

As more companies grow savvy to the benefits of cultivating a diverse supplier base, supplier diversity programs have grown in popularity and in number. For a supplier diversity program to succeed long term, however, it needs to have a sustainable growth strategy—that’s where supplier development programs come into play.

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Best Practices in Supplier Development

Have you been thinking about establishing a supplier development program, but don't know where to start? Is your supplier development program not quite delivering on your goals?

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The Economic Impact Hosting a World Cup Has on a Nation

The 2026 World Cup was announced June 13, 2018. The much-awaited announcement declared that the United Bid - a combined bid from the US, Mexico, and Canada - had won, cementing a 2026 World Cup in North America. The United Bid denied Morocco the chance to host The ‘Cup by winning a vote of 134 to 65 by FIFA, world soccer’s governing body. The locations are still in flux, but the World Cup is coming to North America.

But 2026 feels like a lifetime away. So why are we talking about it now?

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What Is a Diverse Supplier Development Program?

A goal of supplier diversity programs is to provide opportunities to businesses that might otherwise be shut out of contracting with big companies. Naturally, the more successful the diverse supplier, the more of a benefit it will deliver to the contracting company. 

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For over a decade CVM's mission has remained unchanged: lead the transformation of Supplier Diversity program management and support Supplier Diversity programs. CVM helps corporate supplier diversity programs in every stage of their evolution; from those that are just getting started, to the most advanced, world-class programs. Equipped with unparalleled data intelligence, superior technology and expertise guidance, businesses can effectively establish and advance their Supplier Diversity initiatives.