As a newly minted Aboriginal Procurement Champion, Rise Consulting has taken another step to foster meaningful relationships and expand our supplier diversity as we aim to advance economic opportunities for Indigenous businesses. “Supporting Indigenous suppliers is important for the economy and gives any organization (including Rise!) a competitive advantage for multiple reasons. When supporting Indigenous suppliers to grow, an organization contributes to Canadian economic growth, job creation, and wealth generation, which in turn builds a more resilient supply chain and minimizes risks associated with overreliance on a few larger suppliers. Partnering with Indigenous suppliers can help organizations expand their reach, tap into new customer segments and land more business opportunities leading to increased market share and revenue. More importantly, working with Indigenous suppliers contributes to a more equitable, innovative and socially responsible economy.” Najah Al-Atassi.
The Aboriginal Procurement Champion’s Program is a key pillar of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business “Supply Change” Procurement Strategy and aims to develop the largest membership of corporations committed to Indigenous supplier diversity in Canada, by recognizing CCAB’s Certified Aboriginal Business designation. Check it out and join us! https://lnkd.in/gWRRVgfi #supplychange