Industry giant signs up to UK social enterprise initiative


Motorola Solutions has signed up to the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, as run by Social Enterprise UK.

According to Motorola, the challenge is “a ground-breaking initiative which sees leading companies open up their supply chains to more social enterprises.” This in turn “embeds corporate responsibility and diversity into their core operations.”

The company has identified several social enterprises as part of the scheme, including Stonewall Equality Ltd, Windsor Leadership Trust, The British Red Cross, Embrace Child Victims of Crime, and St. John Ambulance. 

Speaking of Motorola’s involvement, its director of corporate development and governance in the UK, Martin Woodford said: “We will build on this foundation of working with important social enterprises to further expand our contributions to good causes.

“Our teams are working to identify suitable new social enterprise suppliers, operating across recycling, facilities management, HR services and web design, to expand our social commitment in the UK even further.”

Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive at Social Enterprise UK added: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Motorola Solutions to the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, and we look forward to working to help them find more social enterprise suppliers. We hope many more businesses follow their example and sign up.”

There are approximately 100,000 social enterprises in the UK, operating across the economy.Other companies signed up the challenge include Johnson and Johnson, PwC and Zurich.

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