Diversity & Inclusion in the Supply Chain
The University of Melbourne’s enduring commitment to public contribution has seen its engagement with society evolve over the generations. Since its founding in 1853, the University has held engagement as central to its values and purpose, ensuring that its ethos as a public spirited institution finds expression through all of its endeavors. The University makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement with a strong focus on Diversity and Inclusion Strategy both internally for staff and students, but also extending to the supply chain.
Diversity & Inclusion in the Supply Chain is the process of generating positive and sustainable outcomes through the responsible delivery of goods, services and works with Social & Indigenous suppliers (often referred to as Social Procurement). It is a key tool to generate wider social, sustainable and responsible benefits by providing a mechanism for linking and integrating social and economic agendas which include positive social and/or environmental impacts. The University is signed up to Supply Nation and Social Traders, demonstrating our commitment in this space.
Our framework, outlined in the table below, sets out the University’s Diversity & Inclusion in Supply Chain objectives.
|Social & Sustainable Procurement Objectives*2||Outcomes Sought|
Opportunities for Aboriginal People
(Direct & Indirect)
|Sustainable social enterprise and Aboriginal business sectors|
|Diversity and Inclusion|
|Environmentally sustainable outputs|
|Opportunities for people with disability|
|Supporting safe and fair workplaces|