Macquarie’s purpose is to empower people to innovate and invest for a better future. We believe that by empowering people – our colleagues, clients, communities, shareholders, and partners - we will achieve our shared potential. One way in which we do this is by developing strategic, sustainable relationships with a diverse group of qualified suppliers that represent both the diversity of our business and the communities in which we operate. We believe that a diverse and inclusive supply chain allows Macquarie to access different perspectives leading to more innovative solutions, whilst maintaining a high-quality, resilient, and cost effective supply chain, contributing to a better and more equitable future for all.
Our Supplier Diversity Program aims to help break down barriers to market access for small and diverse enterprises and unlock commercial opportunities across Macquarie. We seek suppliers that can continuously drive competitiveness and innovation in our supply chain and recognise the wider economic impact of partnering with small and diverse enterprises to support them in their growth.
In 2022, Macquarie purchased goods and services worth over $200 million from small and diverse suppliers globally, bringing us more than half way towards our 2025 Sustainability Plan goals of increasing our spend with diverse and small suppliers to 1% and 10% of global spend respectively.
Macquarie is focused on the following diverse supplier groups. We accept business certification from the national, state or locally-recognized third party certification agencies listed below. We will also consider other forms of verification on a case by case basis.
|Minority Owned Businesses
|Minority group members own, operate and control at least 51% of the company. Definitions for minority groups vary by location and include the following categories, where applicable: Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Indigenous peoples.
|Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)
|Women own, operate and control at least 51% of the company.
|Social Enterprise Business (SEB)
|A social enterprise business (SEB) is a for-profit or non-profit organization or venture that achieves its primary social or environmental mission using business methods.
|B Corporation certification measures a company’s entire social and environmental impact. Bcorps are considered highly ‘sustainable’ companies.
|Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)
|People with disabilities own, operate and control at least 51% of the company.
|Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)
|LGBT individuals own, operate and control at least 51% of the company.
|National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC)
Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce (TBC)
Samavesh Chamber of Commerce (India; TBC)
|Veterans or Service-disabled veterans own, operate and control at least 51% of the company.
|Australian Veteran Owned Business (AVOB)
|National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)