Procter & Gamble has announced a new partnership with WeConnect International and UN Women to launch the Women and Supplier Diversity Daring Circle initiative in an effort to increase diversity within the global supply chain.  The new initiative comes after the company announced a three year plan to spend $100 million with women owned businesses outside the US.

“The Daring Circle by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society looks to improve the economic and social enterprise of women within the supply chain, as well foster better diversity.”  The key is that the new program will take a global look at its supply chain and target businesses in its European markets.

“The Circle, which has members such as P&G, BNP Paribas and L’Oréal, will help assist large corporations and suppliers to create better gender-responsive practices as well as bolster better practices and create knowledge sharing opportunities.”