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CBRE’s UK procurement team wins award for supplier D&I

CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions UK Procurement team has been crowned winner of the Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Award at the World Procurement Awards 2022. which acknowledges the procurement function that uses its influence and reach most effectively to positively impact the diversity and inclusivity of its supply chain.

CBRE was recognised for its efforts in overhauling procurement practices to provide more opportunities for diverse-owned suppliers and social enterprises to work with its clients. Working with advocacy organisations, including Social Enterprise UK, internal sales teams and clients, the team provided suppliers with mentoring and support to grow, allowing CBRE to increase spend with diverse suppliers by 325 per cent in just one year.

The judges praised CBRE’s rapid pace of progress and the team’s efforts to raise awareness throughout the organisation.

Commenting on the award, Kevin Lynn, Division President, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, said: “We are extremely proud to have won this prestigious award for making a positive social impact through our progressive procurement strategy. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core pillars of CBRE’s culture, and this award is testament to the hard work and commitment of our team to positively impact our supply chain and the communities they serve.”

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This webinar will look at how outsourcing is a cost-effective and highly relevant strategy to not only counter the race for talent, but to build greater agility, expertise, infrastructure and resource into business. In particular it will acknowledge the operational challenges facing FMs as the UK starts its return to the workplace.

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