The need for sustainable solutions to social and environmental issues is becoming more pressing. Social enterprises are rising to meet this need by overcoming barriers faced by governments and traditional non-profits. Companies have the opportunity to make a significant positive impact through social procurement, surpassing their ESG and CSR objectives. At Buy Social USA, we are striving to build partnerships between social enterprises and companies through various initiatives. Here are some of the current initiatives we are working on. Do check them out to find an opportunity to get involved. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
If you are a social enterprise, we highly recommend that you get verified as this will open up more opportunities and make it easier for your enterprise to gain that initial credibility, especially with purchasers who usually prefer organizations to be third-party verified before offering a contract. We encourage you to get verified with the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) which costs less than $100. Both SEWF and Buy Social USA have partnered with the Good Market platform for the initial verification process, so we encourage you to apply for Good Market approval as a first step. Applying for Good Market approval is absolutely free and should take about 30 minutes.
Once your social enterprise is SEWF Verified, it will be added to our database and network of Social Enterprises that we recommend to companies interested in social procurement.
Reach out to us if you're an organization looking to create a positive social and environmental impact through your everyday purchasing. Our social procurement strategies go beyond just supplier diversity, ESG and CSR. From customized solutions for specific procurement needs to comprehensive plans for your entire organization, we'll provide the support you need. With access to a network of US-wide social enterprise vendors across over 80 product and service categories, you'll be amazed at the possibilities. Let us help you make a difference.
USA Logistics Collaborative
We're in the early stages of creating a social enterprise logistics collaborative with the goal of building a global logistics infrastructure that cuts costs and reduces environmental impact. If you're a logistics social enterprise company dealing with manufacturing, assembly, kitting, packaging, delivery, etc. or you are interested in purchasing these services from the collaborative, get in touch with us to find out more.
Social Enterprise Verification
We're introducing a marketplace where social enterprises and businesses can connect directly for procurement. If you're a social enterprise, reach out to us to be one of the first selected to showcase your products and services.
Buyers stay tuned to our Marketplace page to explore the goods and services you can procure by connecting directly with verified social enterprise sellers.
Buy Social Marketplace
Throughout the year, we'll be hosting multiple events to bring social enterprises and businesses together. These events will be specifically designed to give social enterprise vendors the opportunity to display their offerings and for purchasers to explore the variety of goods and services that social enterprises sell.