UNISON (UK) Pride in Procurement policy

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Pride events agitate for LGBT+ rights and liberation in the UK and abroad. Yet the stories of those who make Pride merchandise are often unseen and unheard.

UNISON has worked with Labour Behind the Label to help activists planning Pride events source merchandise from suppliers that align with their values.

Our helpful guide gives a brief background on worker and LGBT+ protection in global supply chains, and questions whether brands releasing Pride collections show true solidarity or just want to capture the so-called ‘pink pound’.

It includes a useful checklist for anyone sourcing merchandise – from Pride committees planning local celebrations, to employers procuring rainbow lanyards – and will help us use our purchasing power to make change.