We are ESDP, and we’re working for a brighter, more equitable future across Europe.Join us at our 2023 ESDP Conference
Together, we can establish supplier diversity across Europe. And help ethnic minority-owned businesses to thrive.
It’s time to harness a growing contribution.
Throughout Europe, people from ethnic minorities and immigrant backgrounds are making an ever-growing contribution to the economy. Businesses owned by these communities are turning over upwards of €570 billion combined – and employing more than 2.7 million people.
But in a world of growing socio-economic inequality, ethnic minority and immigrant-owned businesses often face greater barriers when it comes to winning corporate contracts. Smaller suppliers – especially those from an ethnic minority or immigrant background – often find it challenging to navigate the complex and bureaucratic tendering process while also having to compete against established supplier relationships.
Let’s break down those barriers.
At ESDP, we’re bringing together industry leaders, sourcing and supply chain professionals, investors, innovators, start-ups and high-growth ethnic minority and immigrant-owned businesses to break down those barriers.
We’re here to help businesses connect, share knowledge, and build lasting, meaningful relationships. So more and more businesses will benefit from being part of the supplier diversity and Inclusion ecosystem.
Ethnic minority and immigrant-owned businesses are powering forward.
ethnic minority or immigrant-owned businesses in France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Italy and Spain.
Diversity drives innovation.
And we’re here to prove it.
Find out more in our Minority Businesses Matter research , carried out by our partner organisation MSDUK, with the Open Policy Economy Network.
“ESDP is unique in that, in a single market-based programme, it embodies the ambitions of ethnic minority and immigrant entrepreneurs, global companies, and even local and national governments.”
We have a successful background in increasing supplier diversity.
Since its launch in 2006, our UK entity MSDUK (Minority Supplier Diversity UK) has connected 120 Fortune Global 500 firms with more than 3,000 ethnic minority-owned businesses. It’s now the UK’s premier not-for-profit supplier diversity advocacy organisation. And we expect to achieve equally incredible levels of success with the ESDP across Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, The Netherlands, and beyond.
Welcome to a network that empowers
companies to connect and thrive
Make connections and foster long-term business relationships.
Access world-class learning and online programmes for growth and supplier development.
Supercharge your supply diversity potential at networking events, conferences and business shows.
Win investment for your innovative product or service.
Collaborate and amplify your brand with monthly meet-ups and networking.
Apply frameworks to measure the social and profit impact of supplier diversity for your corporation.
Here’s to a brighter, more equitable future.
At ESDP, we have big ambitions. We’re advocating for and actively helping ethnic minority and immigrant-owned businesses to access more opportunities.
We’re giving industry leaders a chance to diversify their supply chains and tap into all the innovation and agility that it brings. Ultimately, we want to change behaviours and make supplier diversity intrinsic to every procurement strategy – levelling up the playing field for all.
Brighter for business
We’re breaking down barriers to help empower ethnic minority and immigrant-owned businesses to secure supply contracts.
We’re helping corporations to be more inclusive, giving them access to a wider, more diverse network of suppliers.
We’re enabling buyers – and the EU economy as a whole – to reap the benefits of a more diverse, resilient, innovative and cost-competitive supply chain.
More jobs and growth will be created in the economy.
Brighter for all
Increased equality across global supply chains promotes more entrepreneurship among ethnic minority and immigrant communities.
By making the most of the dynamism and diversity of people from ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds, productivity and living standards can be improved.
Underrepresented and deprived areas will be regenerated, with social mobility and local communities boosted.
Social and economic integration is improved by greater diversity, with people from ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds empowered to participate fully as valued members of society.