The SASDC aims to contribute to meaningful and sustainable economic transformation and inclusiveness, and to the leader and authority on strategies for supplier diversity. The primary goal of the SASDC is to promote supplier diversity by encouraging, supporting and assisting its member corporations to open up business opportunities and progressively increase the transaction with certified black-owned businesses. Participation by black-owned companies in South Africa`s corporate of supply chains remains alarmingly low. Our members sign a code of conduct committing to identify and provide access to procurement opportunities for black-owned suppliers.
The SASDC is a corporate-led initiative bringing together like-minded private sector companies to promote supplier diversity as a business strategy to achieve competitiveness and long-term sustainability. We are an independent not-for-profit organization supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa (DTI).
Members are like-minded private sector corporations, state-owned enterprises and universities that are committed to supplier diversity.
The SASDC may be the first organization of its kind in South Africa, but supplier diversity is not a new business strategy. The SASDC is linked as an affiliate of the Global Link Partnership Network to similar organisations in the USA, Canada, UK, China and Australia.