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Report: Diversification of Suppliers in Mexico – Towards better inclusion of SMEs

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June 28, 2023

What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)?

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion defines DEI as follows: Diversity is about the individual. It is about the variety of unique dimensions, qualities and characteristics we all possess. Inclusion is about the collective. It is about creating a culture that strives for equity and embraces, respects, accepts and values difference. Equity is the principle of considering people’s unique experiences and differing situations, and ensuring they have access to the resources and opportunities that are necessary for them to attain just outcomes.

What is supplier diversity?

Supplier diversity is a business program that encourages the use of diverse-owned businesses as suppliers. It is the process of corporations reaching out to suppliers not traditionally included in the supply chain who want to compete for contracts.

In 2022, as a commitment to SMEs and Inclusive Trade of the Honorouble Minister Mary Ng and Secretaria Raquel Buenrostro under the Canada-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, the Embassy of Canada in Mexico commissioned the study “Diversification of Suppliers in Mexico: Towards better inclusion of SMEs”. Key findings include:


As the Embassy of Canada embarks on phase II of its Supplier diversity project, it is committed to:

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