Supplier diversity and new ways to work together

Focus: Increase development and involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers in our business and explore innovative partnership models for better outcomes.

Sodexo has a strong history in the development of and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers and will continue our increasing spend and number of suppliers in our business. The recent doubling of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers and over tenfold increase in spend with these businesses, is testament to the value they bring to our business.

We recognise that supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses delivers real benefits back into their communities. This work provides economic inclusion, creation and development of capability, employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and contributes to self-determination.

 

Our key areas of focus are (click 'Learn More' for a list of our future commitments):

Increased investment

Increase spend with and strive to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers working with our business. Focus on inclusion and opportunities for local suppliers/businesses

  • Increase Sodexo’s spend with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers to:

    • $1.4M

    • $2.0M

    • $2.5M

  • Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses providing goods and services to Sodexo to:

    • 20

    • 25

    • 30

  • Continue as a Middle Market financial member organisation of the Supply Nation network

  • Work with Supply Nation and local communities to identify potential supporters who can be developed to supply to local operations

 

Foster improved capability

Work with Supply Nation to engage, develop and accredit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers. Work with existing and new suppliers to incubate and nurture their ideas and capability growth. Provide business coaching for executives, managers and employees. Introduce suppliers to new organisations and opportunities.

  • Support one or more local Indigenous businesses across Pilbara, Mid-West and Perth metropolitan, each year, to become Supply Nation certified and Sodexo Supply Chain pre-qualified

  • Each year deliver at least one education program designed to improve alignment of Sodexo’s internal supplier on-boarding with Supply Nation’s process

  • Co-facilitate Third Line Forcing and Second Tier Programs workshop at Supply Nation Connect 2015 conference

  • In collaboration with Supply Nation and our clients, host Supply Nation - Meet the Supplier events in:

    • Karratha

    • Adelaide

    • Queensland

    • Victoria and New South Wales

New ideas

Collaborate with and include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers/organisation in new business ideas that will provide opportunities in different and changing markets, broaden capability and develop new sources of revenue. Explore various partnership models that support expansion and growth.

  • Continue and finalise work on partnership models and agreements for the provision of services with a number of external Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander providers

  • Work with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour supply organisations to progress:

    • expansion of their current work in Employment Services; and

    • new services that can be provided across the Sodexo business

  • Finalise Kuditj Sodexo Management

  • Plan and deliver biannual “yarning sessions” with fifteen communities where Sodexo operates to develop and nurture lasting respectful relationships which will lead to the identification and development of business enterprise opportunities (target Karratha, Roebourne, Weipa, Roxby , Port Augusta, Whyalla, Tom Price, Mullewa, Boddington, Albany, Wiluna, Nhulunbuy, Townsville, Emerald, Alice Springs)Agreement terms and conditions

  • Continue financial membership and active participation on the Wiluna Regional Partnership Agreement Industry Partners group to identify and deliver a range of opportunities for sustainable growth of the Martu community