City of Winnipeg honoured with national social procurement award

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Every purchase has an economic, social, environmental, and cultural impact. That includes the purchases we make as a municipal government.

In May, we were among three organizations who were recognized for being leaders in social procurement with the Buy Social Canada Social Procurement Champion Award.

Social procurement is the concept of recognizing the work already being done by suppliers to create positive impact. By buying from those suppliers, consumers can amplify those impacts.

In 2022, we adopted a Sustainable Procurement Action Plan (SPAP). The four pillars of the plan are environmental responsibility, ethical business practices, social opportunities to foster equity, and supporting Indigenous initiatives.

“We feel honoured being recognized with this award,” said Corinne Evason, the City’s procurement coordinator.

“We know that every dollar we spend has an impact, and we’re happy that those dollars are making a difference.”

Learn more about our shift towards sustainable and social procurement here.

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