This is what we are working on with D&I
In 2023, the focus of the Procurement with Social Impact working group, which the Amsterdam Economic Board has formed with partners, is on the procurement of personnel at the strategic and management level. We focus primarily on promoting diversity & inclusion (D&I). By discussing possible barriers for embracing D&I in an organisation. We also collect best practices and share them with the network through events and interviews. This is how we’re moving forward.
Would you like to share your best practices? Please contact Marjan Schrama or Lia Hsu.
What has already been accomplished?
When the High Impact Procurement initiative began, the focus was on facility management. Because for their own core business, each organisation purchases their specific raw materials, services and products. Almost every organisation needs generic purchases, such as energy, office space, ICT, catering, office furniture and transportation. If we’d all make an impact when purchasing, hiring or leasing these facility items, the returns on that investment would be interesting in may ways:
- It would encourage the demand and supply for things that contribute to a smart, green and healthy future, such as: clean transportation, circular furniture and healthy catering.
- It would reduce the demand for things we actually no longer want, such as: fossil energy and disposables.
Check out the news releases and our quickstarts to learn more about High Impact Procurement – focusing on facilities.
Please explore the Dutch website ikwilcirculairinkopen.nl. Here you will also find the quickstarts we have developed. These quickstarts offer various sectors concrete tips and practical tools for high impact facility procurement in their own organisations.
In all of our initiatives, we make sure to apply High Impact Procurement. For example, several organisations are collaborating on the procurement of circular softshell jackets and provide procurement expertise on circular and energy-efficient data servers.