The Due Diligence Framework: Building a Better Future for Women Workers in International Product Supply Chains
A guide for companies to become active contributors to women’s economic empowerment.
Grounded in the belief that we can drive change, we have aimed to capture best practices and outline some simple steps to help companies fully embrace the benefits of women’s economic empowerment and develop effective gender-responsive procurement policies that are good for women and for business
Companies can drive change, large and small, through their purchasing power. By designing gender-responsive procurement policies and guidelines, companies can become active contributors to women’s economic empowerment by amplifying support for and driving more resources to, women-owned businesses and other suppliers that are working to advance gender equity.
Moreover, as many have already discovered, expanding, and diversifying a company’s suppliers can be a powerful tool in building a more competitive and robust supplier pool. By following this course, you will discover some best practices and some simple steps to help your company fully embrace the benefits of women’s economic empowerment and develop effective gender-responsive procurement policies that are good for women and for business.
Win-Win Strategies has created this course and an accompanying Playbook to help companies develop and apply a gender-responsive procurement strategy. This work was supported by Plan International, The Netherlands as part of their ‘Girls Advocacy Alliance’ programme, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.