What is the SME Competitive Business Program?

The A-SDA has signed a collaboration agreement with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to implement the GRI Competitive Business Program in South Africa. The program, supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, aims to contribute to the better integration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into value chains, through enhanced sustainability performance, accountability and disclosure.

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SME OPEN Stream Community of Practice


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SME’s taking part in the open stream kick-off in June 2018

Community of Practice:

This page is dedicated to grow, inform and support the SMEs that are taking part in the program. Check out our “ToolBox” Window for new articles, video’s and other thought leadership to set you apart and enhance your value chain performance.


The program offers tools, training and mentorship to guide SMEs through their first cycle of integrated reporting and even assits with the application of the strategic insights. Being part of the program, you are also automatically linked into the Impact Ecosystem of the A-SDA, a vibrant network that has grown over the last seven years.



What do you get out of this program?

Organisations that take part in the program will be equipped to be globally competitve and enhance their overall value chain performance with:

– Balancing supply and demand

– De-risking supply chain (by ensuring trust and transparency)

– Increasing competitiveness (Operational Efficiency, Quality, Access to Finance, Profitability, Volumes, Differentiated brand)

– Leading industry transition to sustainable and inclusive growth


If you are a supplier in a value chain and are interested to know more about becoming part of this program, contact us.