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The South African Supplier Diversity Council


About The South African Supplier Diversity Council

The South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC) is a corporate-led initiative bringing together like-minded private sector companies to promote supplier diversity as a business strategy to achieve competitiveness and long term sustainability. We are an independent not-for-profit organization by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa.

We through supplier diversity, aim to contribute to meaningful and sustainable economic transformation and inclusiveness, and to the leader and authority on strategies for supplier diversity. The primary goal of the SASDC is to promote supplier diversity by encouraging, supporting and assisting its member corporations to open up business opportunities and progressively increase the transactions with certified black-owned businesses. Participation by black owned companies in South Africa`s corporate supply chains of remain alarmingly low. Our members sign a code of conduct committing to identify and provide access to procurement opportunities for black owned suppliers.

The SASDC may be the first organization of its kind in South Africa, but supplier diversity is not a new business strategy. Supplier diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization.

Through best practice supplier diversity development implementation, we help businesses to sustainably integrate Black-owned suppliers into their supply chain – thereby directly improving their corporate brand and image, increasing market share, competitiveness and B-BBEE compliance, while indirectly growing black businesses, employment and our economy. Our Service Solution is primarily focused on driving value through:

• Tailor-made support to members with the development of Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) Strategies that improve B-BBEE scorecards while being fully aligned to supplier diversity best practice principles.

• Aligned demand-driven services that support the effective implementation of ESD strategies for delivering intended outcomes.

• Turnkey Capacity Building solutions for corporate members to drive their respective strategies while at the same time providing a facilitated service for the development of suppliers on their behalf.

• The provision of an integrated environment for monitoring and evaluating the economic impact of ESD strategy delivery from a micro (corporate and/or supplier perspective) to a macro (Industry and/or Council perspective) level.

Contact Details

Ground Floor,  JCC House 27 Owl Street (c/o Empire Road), Auckland, 2192

Tel: +27 (0) 8610 SASDC (72732) or
Tel: +27 (0) 11 100 1025
Fax: +27(0) 86 692 8331