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2017 Winners: Collaboration Award

Collaboration Award – EY Canada

Awarded to a company/organization working collaboratively with CAMSC members, suppliers and other organizations to strengthen Aboriginal and minority business growth, and to facilitate supplier diversity.

As a global professional services firm, EY Canada knows the value of collaboration –  conducting business with a diverse set of suppliers is an integral part of its procurement strategy. By supporting CAMSC and similar councils, EY taps into a broad vendor network with a diverse range of products and perspectives. EY’s Diversity & Inclusiveness Procurement team is proudly trained in supplier diversity (SD). It advances Aboriginal and minority-owned business growth by creating opportunities that support connection building and market expansion for its suppliers. EY highlights the value of SD at events with various corporate partners. It’s also one of the first Canadian professional services firms to report a diverse supplier spend under contract to another corporate member. The company has many ongoing diversity and inclusiveness initiatives, including mentorship programs, EY Entrepreneur of The Year, and Entrepreneurial Winning Women, a program that supports the growth of women-led businesses worldwide. EY’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Committee has launched and explored SD in 10 locations across the globe, including Canada, the U.S., the U.K., South Africa, Australia, India, Turkey, Nigeria, Mexico and Costa Rica. EY is committed to SD through and through. It’s even included in the opening words of its procurement mission statement: “To inspire diverse suppliers to think big and be confident in their ability to provide high-quality products and services.”