Indigenous Procurement &

Indigenous procurement has developed considerably, however elements of accreditation and certification for businesses are still not fit for purpose.

As advocacy grows for greater support of Indigenous communities through economic means, businesses have become more conscious of their connections to First Nations people through their supply chains and partnerships.

There is no national framework for identifying Indigenous owned and operated businesses across Australia. The market relies on businesses to be self-identifying.

There are a handful of organisations operating at the national level that are leading the effort to identify and recognise businesses that are Indigenous owned. The key groups positioned to help organisations diversify their supply chains are ‘Supply Nation’ and ‘Welcome to Country’.