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SOCIAL PROCUREMENT IN ACTION

September 4, 2018

Bedford Group & Coca Cola Amatil

Certified social enterprise Bedford Group employs over 1300 people with disabilities across their sites. They provide a workplace offering commercially relevant training and development opportunities and they deliver a commercial standard to their clients. Bedford changes the lives of people with disability by building capacity, independence and wellbeing. Bedford has been building its service offering for over 65 years and offers exceptional tailored services to meet individual goals, in the workplace and community.

Bedford provide co-packing services to Coca Cola Amatil and they consistently deliver with competitive pricing, adherence to quality requirements, a proactive approach to customer service and flexibility.

In the words of Michael Haynes – Senior Procurement Category Manager at Coca Cola Amatil:

“Social procurement can change the way business is done by again helping businesses understand that you can get a good commercial outcome and a good outcome for society and people and the two are not separate.”

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