Sustainability accelerator program

To accelerate the business readiness and growth of Small & Diverse Businesses, AstraZeneca, in partnership with DA4S, is launching an intensive program to jump-start the Small & Diverse Businesses sustainability journey and enable their competitive advantage.


Enable small/diverse businesses to gain a better understanding of Fundamentals of Sustainability, their company’s sustainability impact, and begin to build a sustainability roadmap and action plan for their business.


Session 1 | Sept. 24, 1:00 – 2:30pm EST: Sustainability Foundations
Program kicks-off with an overview of what sustainability means, its components, and why it is important. Learn about its potential impact on your business via a discussion of materiality – or where your impact matters most.

Session 2 | Oct. 16, 1:00 – 3:00pm EST: Best Practice Sharing & Sustainability Tools
Learn how to embed sustainability into your business using sustainability tools and resources. Hear directly from our partners (EcoVadis, CDP, SBTi).

Session 3 | Nov. 14, 1:00 – 3:00pm EST: AZ Expectations & Sustainability Action Plan

Discover key trends, expectations from suppliers and the fundamental elements of a sustainability roadmap & action plan. Best practice sharing by a small diverse supplier.

Session 4 | Dec. 11, 1:00 – 2:30pm EST: Challenges & Opportunities
Experience an interactive panel of AZ executives as they share their insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by the sustainable marketplace. Program attendees and winners will be recognized for development of 2024 action plans.

The sessions will be followed by optional clinics to support you with your company materiality assessment and sustainability action plan.

Participation Requirements

Participants must agree to commit to join all 4 sessions and be willing to learn and apply the learnings in practice.