Recently, social responsibility is gaining importance in society. Many corporates take social value into account in their procurement process and even set up or adjust its own responsible procurement policy. Yet, the policies of certain companies are limited to environmental protection. Therefore, social procurement is not commonly formulated in Hong Kong.
To promote social procurement, Social Enterprise Business Center (SEBC) has launched a SE Promotion Theme Page, which focuses on promoting specific types of SEs catering to the procurement needs of corporates. In addition to the promotion of those SEs, the theme page integrates the latest promotional messages provided by other SEs, so that the public could obtain the information easier. If you are interested in it, you are welcome to visit SE Promotion Theme Page.
SEBC also deepen corporates’ understanding towards social procurement by distributing eDM on a quarterly basis. The eDM contain useful information, including latest SE promotional messages and tips on social procurement. If you are interested in taking reference from our tips, you are welcome to visit relevant webpage (Chinese only). Apart from that, you may also find SE short stories in the eDM, with intent to let corporates get to know more about SEs’ views and experiences in social procurement. All SE short stories will be uploaded to SEBC’s website. You may find more details at the list below.
On the other hand, sponsored by the Home Affairs Department, SEBC conducted a survey on social procurement that aims at increasing understanding of current procurement practices of local business and various organisations, as part of an effort to identify opportunities and challenges of social procurement, and promote B2B procurement from social enterprises. If you are interested in it, please click here for the survey result.