Coupa Software has announced an initiative that allows for enterprises to more easily increase their spend with diverse and inclusive suppliers. The Coupa Inclusion Initiative provides new resources, tools, and the launch of a diverse supplier portal that connects buyers with diverse and inclusive suppliers The portal provides open access to the Diverse Business Directory where you can search by product/business and location and there are over 20 diversity classifications from which to choose.
According to the press release about the Initiative:
Standalone diversity, equity, and inclusion programs have struggled to make a significant impact on business supply chains, due to a lack of access to the right technology and information. The Coupa Inclusion Initiative focuses on enabling companies to find, select, and direct spend to hundreds of thousands of diverse and inclusive suppliers via the Coupa platform, including:
- Helping Diverse Suppliers Strengthen and Scale: Resources such as whitepapers, videos, and certifications are available to help diverse suppliers gain the requirements needed to partner with larger companies;
- Guiding a Successful Future: An advisory board of global diversity leaders and experts have been established to help guide Coupa to become a destination for inclusive suppliers who need mentoring, exposure, and connections with buyers; and
- Directing Corporate Spend to Diverse Suppliers: A new, publicly available supplier portal at www.supplierinclusion.com that will enable businesses everywhere to search and find diverse and inclusive suppliers to meet their corporate goals.