DEFINITIONS

DIVERSE OR MINORITY PEOPLES

The Okwaho Equal Source definition of Diverse or Minority Peoples considers the following demographic and/or population groups; Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Minorities, Woman-Owned Enterprises, Gender & Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Veterans, and Refugees.

DIVERSE OR MINORITY ENTERPRISES

Okwaho Equal Source defines a Diverse or Minority Enterprise as an organization as being majority owned and managed by the following demographic and/or population groups; Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Minorities, Woman-Owned Enterprises, Gender & Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Veterans, and Refugees.

Majority ownership is considered as 51% or greater of the enterprise (publicly-owned, listed or otherwise).

Managed is considered as an active involvement in the management and daily operations of the enterprise.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Okwaho Equal Source defines a Social Enterprise as an enterprise established to tackle social, economic or environmental issues through innovative, and often new, approaches to the sale of goods and/or services. Models are typically lean and all profits, or at least a significant portion thereof, are attributed to a chosen impact at the micro, meso & macro levels.

SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Okwaho Equal Source defines Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) as an organization’s public and measurable process, and policy, for the assurance of economic, environmental and social ethical standards and requirements within their supply chain, procurement process and therefore their own operational delivery of goods and services to the marketplace. A rigorous and documented process must exist for governance, risk management, and mitigation, regardless of organization or enterprise size, locality or industry.

Okwaho Equal Source acknowledges Indigenous Peoples as the Traditional Owners of the Lands we visit throughout our work. We recognize their continuing connection to the Land, the Water, and all Living Things.

We pay our respects to Ancestors, and to Elders; Past, Present, and Future.