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1 Group Services 1 Transport for London Supplier Diversity Stonewall Presentation Clive Saunders Equality & Inclusion Delivery Manager

2 Group Services 2 Background London – a diverse city –Women constitute more than half the population (50.5%) –Disabled people make up about 20% of Londons population –In 2006 BAME made up 33% of London Population –Age diversity is a major feature –14 faiths are represented in the capital –It is estimated that up to 10% of the LGBT population live in London High level commitment and leadership Recognition that supplier diversity is is good for business It is a legislative imperative

3 Group Services 3 TfLs Values TfL has four values: –Leadership –Operational Excellence –Humanity –Service These are built into the core competencies for all TfL staff Equality and diversity is a core competence for all staff

4 Group Services 4 TfLs vision and priorities TfL's vision is to create a A world class transport system that delivers the safe, reliable and efficient movement of people and goods that enhances London's economy, environment and social inclusion (T2025) The key strategic objectives identified to deliver the vision are: –Supporting economic development –Improving social inclusion –Tackling climate change

5 Group Services 5 UK Sustainable Procurement Strategy High level commitment and leadership GLA Group Responsible Procurement Policy TfL – Supplier Diversity Framework Legislative base Key drivers for supplier diversity 5

6 Group Services 6 TfLs approach to supplier diversity Supplier diversity sits under the banner of responsible procurement within TfL TfLs framework for supplier diversity covers four key areas that suppliers bidding for a contract are required to address: –Equality Policy (Strategic Plan) –Diversity Training Plan –Supplier Diversity Plan –Communications Plan Sexual orientation is one of the six key areas covered by our approach

7 Group Services 7 Equality Policy (Strategic Plan) Suppliers are required to prepare and submit to TfL a strategic plan for their organisations. This should cover: –Equality Policy –Arrangements for monitoring and reviewing policy and its effectiveness –Steps taken to ensure suppliers apply similar policy –Alignment to legislation and codes of practice –Recruitment policies, procedures and practices –Arrangements with employment agencies etc. –Harassment and bullying policy and practice

8 Group Services 8 Diversity Training Plan The plan should: –Set out the strategy and actions to be taken to ensure employees and contractors are trained in and understand equality and diversity issues –Sets out the training/learning and development that will be offered, to whom and when –Ensures sufficient resource and skill exists to develop required level of competence to deliver policy –Consider the training of local people and offering of work experience to those in education

9 Group Services 9 Supplier Diversity Plan This is a plan that explains how the supplier will optimise supplier diversity and the participation of diverse suppliers in the supply chain. It should include: –Awareness of the diverse suppliers available to undertake the relevant work –Plan for how subcontractors will provide supplier diversity data –A commitment to conduct activity that will ensure diverse supplier involvement in works –Conduct of equality impact assessments on contracting arrangements –Identifying and engaging local suppliers –Ensuring diverse subcontractors are aware of opportunities

10 Group Services 10 Communications Plan This is a plan which outlines the suppliers approach to managing internal and external relations and communications with local communities and relevant stakeholders It should consider: –Proposed communication channels –Consultation with different community sectors –How feedback to local communities will be managed –Resources to be utilised to implement the plan –Methods for measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of communication activity

11 Group Services 11 Key elements of a SMART plan Equality and diversity objective – what is the supplier seeking to achieve What progress has been made to date (baseline position) Action/task – what action is the supplier going to do to ensure that objectives are met When will this action happen – it is not enough to say that actions are ongoing Person responsible – who will be responsible for this action Resource - the resources (in whatever form) needed to take action and deliver outcome Measure of success (outcome/KPIs) – what will success look like

12 Group Services 12 How is the process applied? Suppliers are provided with the E&D framework encapsulating the points made earlier in this presentation Suppliers develop their action plan and submit Suppliers submit action plan which is assessed on a pass/fail basis Action plan becomes a part of the contract with successful bidder Once supplier is selected –Performance is reviewed on a regular basis as a part of contract management arrangements –There is at least annual review of performance 12

13 Group Services 13 Progress to date Supplier diversity has been integrated into contracts valued at over £2 billion to date The agenda has been spreading nationally Our suppliers are themselves becoming leaders

14 Group Services 14 Obstacles and challenges We have not found a single supplier that have refused to participate in our approach However there have been obstacles and challenges such as: –Suppliers who agree but are reluctant to commit to concrete action –Getting suppliers to monitor sexual orientation and faith/belief –Getting commitment to real outcomes rather than more process

15 Group Services 15 The future A continued commitment to the agenda from TfL Continuing the roll out of the programme to new contracts More legislative pressure for change Development of more systematic measures of excellence

16 Group Services 16 Questions and close

17 Group Services 17 Contact Clive Saunders E&I Delivery Manager Tel

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