engage magazine issue 006/\'08 - Page 24

24 SUPPLIER DIVERSITY Reginald Williams There is no such legislation that currently exists in the UK, but even in the US it does not apply to the private sector. However half of Fortune 500 companies do have “minority purchasing” programmes or do adhere to supplier diversity, with leaders being Merrill Lynch, Procter and Gamble, IBM, KPMG, to name a few. “We develop supply chain strategies to increase the level of purchases from small businesses owned by women of any race and minorities,” said Williams. But Williams found that the ‘supplier diversity’ concept was not well received when it first began. The NMSDC had “grave reservations” about the term and many black groups, including the National Associ ѥȁѡمЁ ɕÀ9 @͕ѡѥѥٔ٥ѡЁЁɕѕ٥ͥݕɥѥ̸+q5ͥѥ݅́ݔeЁɕɕ͕Ёٕ役éѕɕ̰܁ݥݔٕȁЁ役ѼЁи!ݕٕȁɽ́ЁѡЁ䁥ٽ٥ٕ役ѡɍ͕ͥ́٥̰ɥѥ́ݽձЁٕݕȁɍхM䁍ѽ̀% 4ɥɱ̤ٕɅЁЁѡɱ̸!ݕٕȰѡݕɔɽq]є́ͅ܁ѡ͕ٕ́́ٽѕ()́Ё͔ѡ䁍ɽѡɥ䁽ɍͥѡ́ɽٕɕѱ䁅䁽ѡݡѕѡѥѥٔt]́́ͅЁͽѡѕ́ȁٕͥ䁥ѡULɔݡє̸qḛݔݡє́Ѽͅȁٕͥ䁥́хЁѼɽ܁ѡ䰁хЁѼɔݽɔЁѡхtͅ!ݕٕȰ]́́ͅȁٕͥ݅́Ёѕɕѱ䁥ѡULչѥāЁ݅́ЁչѥЁ啅ȁѡЁЁɽѥɅѥչ́ѡUL%а́Ё啅ȰԔ́ѡULɔ܁ɽѥɅѥͥȁٕͥ丁]ϊéݽɭ́ѠѡɭѥɕѡɽɕЁ͕́٥̸q]ٕ䁍Ʌѕ́Ѽɕ͔ѡٕɍ͕́ɽ͵͕ͥ́ݹݽɅɥѥ̳tͅ]̸%ѡU,͵մѕɥ͕̰ͥɥ䁕ѡ͕̰ͥݽݹͅݹͥ́ɔɕɕѼѥٕ䁅̃qٕ͔ϊt ЁѡULɥѥ́ɕ́Ѽɥɥ̰ͥɥ̰9ѥٔɥ̰!ɥ̰ݽͅͽ̸q]ɽ܁ѡ͔ɽ́䳊tͅ]̸qQɔ͕ɔݽɔѡɔѡ䁅ɔ她ȁ͕́٥̸=ȁ́ЁٔѼٔɽ͔ѡ䁑ЁٔѼЁ́ѡхəɵѽمՔȁݡѕٕȁѡ䁅ɔɍͥt()A!=Q<ѡ5ɔѽɅ兡()ḾѡULȁٕͥ䁅ѼѡU,+q9t́ͅ]̸q]Ёݽɭ́ɔѡULݥЁͅɥݽɬѡU,́ѡ́ݽɬɕѱ䁥ѡݼչɥ̸%Ё́ɥЁЁ%ѥѡU,ѡٕɹЁ́ɝ䁥ɕȁٕͥݡ́եєɹ́Ѽɕ͕%Ё́ѡɥمє͕ѽȁѡЁ́ɕхȁٕͥ今t Ёɕѡ()U,ɸɽѡULݡЁ́Ѽ䁑ٕͥq х䳊t́ͅIq )ѱ䰁܁ѡ́ѼЁ́ѡɔ()լ%MMUM%`((0