AutonomyWorks is proud to be a member of the Global Impact Sourcing Coaliation (GISC). The GISC is a global network of businesses creating jobs for those most in need through the power of procurement and global supply chains. Members of the coalition are united behind a shared commitment to advocate for Impact Sourcing and demonstrate how this inclusive hiring practice leads to more diverse and inclusive supply chains, business growth, and social impact.
Impact Sourcing is a business practice where companies prioritize suppliers that intentionally hire and provide career development opportunities to people who otherwise have limited prospects for formal employment. Impact Sourcing has been shown to provide many business benefits, for suppliers, including access to new sources of talent, higher levels of employee engagement, and lower attrition rates, while offering employees their first step onto a career ladder that leads to economic self-sufficiency through income growth, skills development, and professional advancement.
In September 2018, AutonomyWorks was one of the first two companies certified to be in compliance with the GISC Impact Sourcing Standard. The assessment reviewed internal policies, practices, and systems to ensure that AutonomyWorks is helping impact workers enter the workforce and advance their careers.
As part of the GISC’s Impact Sourcing Challenge, AutonomyWorks is teaming with other GISC members to hire more 100,000 impact workers around the world. The Challenge is a public commitment to helping deliver two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
- SDG 8: To promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
- SDG 10: To reduce inequality within and among countries.