About Connect

Social Traders’ Connect links certified social enterprises with procurement opportunities.

Social Traders’ Connect is a unique service for government and corporate buyers seeking to procure from certified social enterprises.

Through Social Traders’ extensive social enterprise network, buyers have the opportunity to generate social impact within their supply chains, creating greater value to the community.

Research undertaken by Social Traders and the Faculty in 2014 found that businesses were choosing to socially procure because it enhanced their reputation amongst staff, shareholders and customers. The value created through social procurement is demonstrably greater than traditional procurement to both the buyer and the broader community.

Opening New Markets

Since 2010 Social Traders has facilitated more than $50 million in procurement contracts for social enterprise in Australia. Social Traders aims to grow the amount buyers spend with social enterprise, creating better value through procurement. By 2025, Social Traders’ goal is to have 150 buyer members spending $150 million per annum with 500 certified social enterprises.