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Connecting buyers with social enterprises

Procurement in Australia is estimated to be approximately $600 billion. For every $100,000 spent on social procurement 1.5 jobs are created for disadvantaged Australians.

We make introductions, host networking events, and work with corporate and government buyers to update their tender processes to open new opportunities for social enterprises.

Buying from social enterprise represents the greatest untapped potential in generating positive, sustainable social impact.

Become a Social Traders buyer member

You can become a Social Traders buyer member by taking out an annual membership.

Buyer membership provides tailored support and expertise to help guide you through the journey of incorporating social enterprise into your supply chain.

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ST certified social enterprises

Find out what you need to know about potential suppliers through our database of social enterprises, attend networking events and receive new supplier updates.

Leadership network

Share best practice and challenge with other social enterprise procurement leaders.

Impact reports

Translate your social enterprise procurement spend into a social impact report and understand how this has affected a beneficiary group.

Staff engagement

Tailored workshops and education sessions to inspire and empower staff around social enterprise procurement.

Buyer Membership for Local Government

Some Local Governments are very progressed on their journey and just need access to Social Traders Certified Social Enterprise Suppliers and measurement of the impact of their spend, others need help in getting the organisation ready for social enterprise procurement before accessing suppliers.

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News & Stories

August 13, 2018

Social Traders Conference celebrates social procurement award winners

A business that has repurposed 40,000 tonnes of abandoned corporate IT for third-world communities, and…

August 11, 2018

Social Traders conference focuses on job creation via social procurement

More than 250 social enterprises and business and government buyers will gather at the annual…

August 7, 2018

SEC: Meet the speakers – Sue Boyce

We spent 5 minutes with Sue Boyce, one of the speakers at this year’s Social…

July 25, 2018

SEC: Meet the speakers – Scott Buckland

We spent 5 minutes with Scott Buckland, one of the speakers at this year’s Social…