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Global Taskforce Programme


bdi is committing to supporting senior leaders within the public and private sector to connect as part of formal, and informal, Taskforce groups focused on developing and delivering best practices in accessibility and inclusion within specific functional areas.

Experience has taught us the value of networking great minds together across industries to solve problems, to set standards and to drive systemic improvement across their spheres of influence at global, regional, and national levels.

Since 2016 we have supported the set up and running of the Global Procurement Taskforce. Chaired by Andy Horne, Head of Supply Chain, Shared Services / IT at EDF Energy this group experienced considerable early success developing and piloting a prototype IT Tender Tool for the purchasing of accessible IT. This Taskforce continues to function as an informal network of enlightened leaders committed to exploring and learning about the impact that Procurement leaders can make on the life chances of millions.

Our network of allies, clients and experts is broad and wide-ranging and we take pride in our ability to connect businesses and individuals to appropriate partners.  We are well connected with fellow Global, Regional and National players and believe that only through collaboration will be solve the systemic challenges that restrict inclusion.

In a fast changing and unpredictable world, our primary areas of exploration and focus for 2020 are:

Properties and Facilities, the ethics of A.I. Recruitment, and Workplace Adjustment Services.

If you are interested in finding out more then please do get in touch.

Global Procurement Taskforce

 The Global Taskforce Programme may give members the opportunity to:

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Join a unique ‘network of networks’ linking functional leaders, international standard setters, and people with disabilities

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Minimise the organisational risks (legal, financial and reputational) associated with delivering an inconsistent response to the 1 billion+ disabled people worldwide

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Raise their profile as thought leaders, pioneers and standard setters, and become ambassadors with global institutions and stakeholder networks

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Shape bdi strategic objectives and determine the Taskforce work programme

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Collaborate with peers in Taskforce meetings, and participate in sub-group activities

Each Taskforce may add value by :

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Working to define what ‘good disability practice’ looks like for its respective functional area, and what national leaders need from Head Office to minimise the risks associated with a compliance culture at national level

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Developing a functional charter for Taskforce members to sign up to, providing a simple framework to easily deliver cost-effective organisational change in that area

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Completing a gap analysis and co-creating the maturity models, self-assessment tools, and tailored toolkits which drive business improvement

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Creating a unique, facilitated learning exchange which enables peer-to-peer collaboration, while learning directly from people with disabilities and subject-matter experts

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Where relevant, lobbying suppliers and stakeholders to transform and improve their practices

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Raising the profile of its members through comprehensive communications activities to promote the work of the Taskforce

Get in touch

Active participation in the Taskforce can take several forms.

Please contact us directly to discuss how you and your organisation can get involved in an appropriate and meaningful way.

Please use the contact form, send us an email or call us:
e: info@businessdisabilityinternational.org
t: + 44 (0)797 492 6220

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