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Procurement for Good

Business spending for social impact

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With an increased focus on social and environmental targets by the private and public sector, as well as employees and customers, this website has been developed to make it easier for you to find social enterprises that you can work with. Browse our services directory to find Scottish organisations that deliver impact and that you can add to your supply chain.

Scottish social enterprises in numbers

£2.3 bn

Contributed to the Scottish Economy

88,318 workers

Employed in social enterprises

6,025 organisations

Registered in Scotland

£6.1 bn

Net worth of the Social Enterprise sector

Buy Social Scotland Corporate Challenge

What is Buy Social Scotland?

At the heart of this initiative is a simple and bold idea: what if business spending could be a force for good?

The Corporate Challenge brings together high-profile businesses with the commitment to collectively spend £1 million with Scottish social enterprises over 2021 and 2022.

It offers an opportunity for businesses to make a positive difference and help solve some of the key social and environmental we are facing in Scotland today from autism to social care, employability, homelessness, mental health or supporting young people.

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Why spend with social enterprises?

Buy Social Scotland Support Scottish communities

Support Scottish communities

Use your existing procurement spending with social enterprises to help deliver social and environmental impact in communities across Scotland, at no extra cost to your bottom line.

Buy Social Scotland Help build back better

Help build back better

The pandemic has made inequality in our society even more visible. By working with social enterprises, businesses have an opportunity to support a fairer and more sustainable economy.

Buy Social Scotland Show youre value led

Show you're value-led

Social enterprises' key focus is to deliver impact. Businesses collaborating with them show they care about inclusivity, fairness, diversity and take an active role in driving positive change.

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