Int’Link Supplier Diversity
"This is such wonderful wonderful news – congratulations – It is not always the case that a great idea comes to fruition!!!"
- Ambassador (ret.) Mark Brzezinski
In cooperation with Sweden’s International Entrepreneur Association (IFS) and with support from the U.S. Embassy, AmCham has co-developed Sweden’s first supplier diversity program, int'Link. As of January 1, 2018, int’Link is open to companies throughout Sweden. AmCham Members are eligible for a 20% discount on their first year’s user fee.
The ”int” in int’Link reflects its international nature of integrating immigrant-owned small businesses into large company supply chains, which can further facilitate their integration into Sweden as a whole. It is based on a business model started in the 1970s in the U.S. that has spread to the U.K., Canada, Australia, South Africa and elsewhere. We believe int’Link is the first supplier diversity program in Continental Europe and possibly even the first globally focused on immigrant-owned businesses. Six AmCham Member companies helped co-develop int’Link (IBM, Pfizer, ICA, Hammarskiöld & Co, SEB and UPS), five of which participated in a year-long pilot. Program administration is managed by IFS.
Questions? You are welcome to contact AmCham board member Gary Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +46 70 212 5025.