Building a More Inclusive Marketplaces Industry.
ICSC is committed to working in partnership with our members to build and sustain an industry of professionals who reflect the communities we serve. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is an ICSC core value and vital to the long-term success of the Marketplaces Industry. We continue to work diligently to ensure DEI is embedded in our programs, policies and organizational practices.
is the mix of human differences, such as race, gender, age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, religion and sexual orientation.
is the process of identifying and removing barriers that prevent certain groups of people from having fair access to resources and opportunities.
is cultivating a collaborative environment in which all people feel, and are, valued to help drive innovation and growth.
We’re committed to supporting our members achieve DEI within their own organizations as well as creating industry-wide opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds.
Supplier diversity is the intentional inclusion of businesses owned by a group or an individual belonging to a historically underrepresented group.
A successful supplier diversity program can:
A diverse supplier is a business that is at least 51% owned and operated by an individual or group that is part of a historically underrepresented group. Common classifications are minority-owned enterprises (MBEs) and woman-owned enterprises (WBEs).
The National Minority Supplier Diversity Council says minority-owned enterprises generate nearly $400 billion in economic output, leading to the creation or preservation of 1.75 million jobs and $130 billion in annual tax revenue for the federal, local and state governments.
According to Supplier.io, women-owned enterprises employed 9.2 million workers and accumulated $1.8 trillion in annual sales. Companies that partner with women, minority-owned and other historically underrepresented suppliers help to create jobs and build local economies.
ICSC has partnered with SupplierGATEWAY to provide our members with discounted access to over two million women and BIPOC service providers and businesses. Commercial real estate firms of all sizes are joining the SupplierGATEWAY platform to reduce costs by sourcing resources competitively, to mitigate risk by engaging diverse suppliers and to make sure their practices have a positive impact on the community.
To arrange a demo and get more information on SupplierGATEWAY subscriptions, contact: Julian So, Director of Sales, email@example.com.
Finding the tools to overcome biases and establish an equitable and inclusive workplace culture is key to fostering diversity in the workplace. These resources will help you introduce, advance and promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your workplace.Learn More
ICSC partners with member companies to offer summer internships opportunities to BIPOC undergraduate students who are interested learning about the Marketplaces Industry.Learn more
The ICSC Foundation promotes targeted efforts to increase diversity in our industry by offering several scholarships devoted to students from underrepresented groups.Learn More
With diversity being one of ICSC’s core values, Tom McGee, ICSC President and CEO, signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.Learn more