BUSINESSES…

Achieve Positive Social Impact Through Social Procurement!

A resource for businesses who want to make a difference.

The WISE Ireland website is a directory of Work Integration Social Enterprises [WISEs] that supply goods and services in the North Dublin area.

The site will show how businesses can achieve their Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] by procuring from, and engaging with, local social enterprises.

This website will be launched on May 31st 2022.

Please get in contact if you require further information or if you would like ot be notified of the launch.

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What is Social Procurement?

Social procurement refers to the purchase of goods and services, by businesses and governments, from social enterprises and other organisations that have a strong ethical mission. It considers not just the economic impact of a purchase but also the positive social and/or environmental impact that that purchase entails.

What is a Social Enterprise?

A social enterprise is a business that works primarily to improve the lives of people. Like any other business they produce goods and services for which a customer pays. The defining difference is that they invest all profits back into the businesses they run.

What is a Work Integration Social Enterprise?

Work Integration Social Enterprises exist mainly to improve the employability and employment prospects of people who are furthest from the labour market.

What are Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by 2030.

Information for Work Integration Social Enterprises WISEs can be found on the Speedpak Group website at www.speedpakgroup.com/wise

This resource is being developed by Speedpak Group social enterprise as part of the Awareness Raising Initiative for Social Enterprises [ARISE] Programme approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.