Supplier relations

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Promoting economic opportunity and connection to our global membership

We launched our Supplier Diversity Programme in 2021 to grow our relationship with underrepresented suppliers. Our aim is to build a more representative economic landscape at all levels through engagement with our business and members. We measure our impact by identifying funds spent with diverse-owned businesses globally, and have a target to increase that spend year on year.
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Information about the programme

By 2030, we will aim to procure 15% of our total annual spend from businesses that are majority owned or operated by individuals from underrepresented backgrounds.

We will support growth for those businesses across the regions we operate in and provide opportunities via our digital and physical spaces for them to connect with our global membership.
At Soho House, we describe diverse-owned businesses as those that are majority owned/operated* (51% or more) by people from underrepresented ethnic or national backgrounds, women, those within the LGBTQIA+ community, and those registered as being neuro diverse or having a physical disability.
 
*51% of the ownership (if privately owned), leadership team (if publicly owned), or board (if a non-profit organisation) identify as being from one of these groups.
While third-party diversity certification is not required to qualify for the Supplier Diversity Programme, we strongly encourage certification from one of these organisations.

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Disability:IN (formerly USBLN)
WEConnect International (Global)
Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK)
Integrare (Brazil)
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Diversifying our wine list

In 2021, we introduced eight diverse-owned labels to our wine lists across North America. We were intentional about ensuring that we had representation in our ‘by the glass’ offering, added a new category to our wine compendium to highlight diverse ownership within our cellars, and invited the makers in for tastings with our teams to raise product knowledge and drive sales. As a result, we redirected 9.8% of our wine spend in 2021 to businesses that are majority owned by individuals from underrepresented backgrounds. In 2022, we will build on the number of diverse-owned wines on our lists globally, and provide more opportunities for our teams and members to meet these makers and learn about their wines. Plus, we will ensure representation at large events with a goal to spend 15% of our total annual wine procurement in North America with diverse-owned labels by year end.

Donae Burston, winemaker and member, La Fête du Rosé

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