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Supplier diversity is a key part of how we purchase goods and services. It helps us to better understand and serve multicultural markets. And it’s critical to our success in a multicultural world. Our Supplier Diversity Program builds solid business relationships with certified minority, women, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and small-business suppliers. This helps them grow and brings new opportunities to communities we serve.
Supplier diversity is one of Alabama Power’s major corporate goals. The company’s initiatives are designed to provide solid business opportunities for small and diverse businesses, including minority-owned, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses.
A diverse supplier base not only makes good business sense, it also maximizes the value of our supply chain through the following:
Cultivation – We promote diversity that adds quality and helps proven suppliers grow and develop their businesses through mentoring opportunities.
Citizenship – We strive to be a good corporate citizen and improve the economies of the communities we serve.
Compliance – We comply with all regulatory guidelines, adhere to regulatory agencies and meet our spending goals with a pool of certified, high-quality suppliers.
Alabama Power spent more than $430 million in 2011 with small, minority and diverse businesses.
All suppliers are expected to compete on quality, reliability and price.
Amgen’s Supplier Diversity Program, managed by Global Strategic Sourcing, provides opportunities to small and diverse businesses to supply goods and services to Amgen. Amgen’s Supplier Diversity Program is governed by the Supplier Diversity Policy and is consistent with Amgen’s Diversity and Inclusion strategies. A supplier diversity course is available to Amgen’s staff through Amgen’s on-line training system.
Amgen strives in its procurement program to identify, develop, and utilize small business concerns, including those that are disadvantaged, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, as well as Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones). Amgen’s intent is to support economic development efforts to the extent that jobs may be provided, entrepreneurship may be advanced, and useful goods and/or services may be procured at competitive prices.
Over the years, Apple has developed an entire ecosystem of suppliers who support our business operations. Our goal, in a nutshell, is to obtain stellar products and services within tight timeframes, at a cost that represents the best possible value to our customers and shareholders. If that sounds like a daunting task, it’s the same one we assign ourselves.
We are proud of the strong relationships we have built with our suppliers, many of whom have been working with us for years. And we are always looking to expand our supplier base to accommodate our rapidly growing customer base. To that end, we periodically review our relationships and add new suppliers as needed.
The businesses we categorize as diverse suppliers are Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Veteran-Owned, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, as well as businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business regions (HUBZone) and Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB).
CDW Corporation, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is a provider of technology products and services for business, government and education.
The CDW Business Resource Groups (BRGs) play an important role in promoting an inclusive culture. They provide professional development, informal mentoring and networking opportunities to its members. Business Resource Groups also provide a forum for coworkers to build awareness, celebrate their affinity area, collaborate with other BRGs and provide business perspective on diversity and inclusion initiatives at CDW.
Diversity is one of the cornerstones of our values, which we call The Chevron Way. As a core value, diversity is critical to developing a talented, high-performing workforce needed for ongoing business success. The Chevron Way’s focus on people has helped establish a culture that attracts, develops and retains more diverse talent. The Chevron Way states: “We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work. We value and demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of individuals and the varied perspectives and talents they provide. We have an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.”
A company with approximately 29,000 employees and 520,000 vehicles requires a sizeable supply of goods and services, and our needs cannot be met by a single supplier. Our increasing cooperation with disadvantaged, minority and women-owned companies has allowed us to strengthen our supplier base, and form great partnerships with hundreds of companies who have contributed to our success.
This is why we are continually improving and enhancing our Supplier Diversity Program. We realize all kinds of businesses wish to do business with us and all of them deserve our consideration. Our program allows that to happen. It encourages companies that meet the definition of a diverse-owned business to register with us through our online portal. Managers throughout our company are then encouraged to consider using these diverse suppliers when they are procuring goods and services on behalf of the company.
For 45 years, DuPont has had a formal commitment to supplier diversity as an essential business strategy that recognizes the economic advantages of tapping into the strength of small and diverse suppliers and of helping create strong economies.
“At DuPont, we realize the strategic importance of having a supply base that reflects both the diversity of our company and the global nature of our customers. When we partner with qualified small and diverse suppliers, we are not only helping to better meet customer expectations, but also contributing to the economic growth in the communities where we live and work. We know that our suppliers are integral to our success, and we appreciate the innovation and value that our small and diverse suppliers bring to our businesses each and every day”. — Ed Breen, DuPont Chairman and CEO.
The Enterprise Holdings Supplier Diversity Program is intended to help facilitate an increase in the number of minority-owned, women-owned, and other socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses that work to provide goods and services for our company. It does so by providing assistance and a host of tools to help those with buying responsibility to identify, select, and do business with suppliers who can meet our requirements with regard to quality, timing, capacity and pricing.
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use our network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. In 2014, Ericsson established a world-class diversity program offering a matchmaking event, mentorship program, workshops and seminars, a two-tier diversity reporting portal, diversity sponsorships, growth opportunities for suppliers, and community service. Ericsson is committed to the utilization of Minority, Women and Disabled Veteran Businesses to build a “best in class” diversity program.
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Suppliers around the world provide more than 75% of the components used in our vehicles, so it is essential that the principles of sustainable operations are embraced at each step of the way. Our suppliers join us in working toward responsible and sustainable sourcing and operations. We recognize and value their impact on our efforts to increase awareness and transparency through each tier while reducing risk and the effect on our resources.
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, commonly known as the Federal Reserve Board, is the main governing body of the Federal Reserve System. It is charged with overseeing the Federal Reserve Banks and with helping implement monetary policy of the United States. Governors are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate for staggered 14-year terms.
Learn about Ford’s Supplier Diversity Development (SDD) Program and how we have organized ourselves to achieve success.
Corporate suppliers to Ford can get the latest information on how to improve their programs (Ford’s 2nd Tier Sourcing Program). We have also included an extensive resource section which links to public and private sector Supplier Diversity information.
We believe in revving-up opportunity every chance we get. That’s why working with minority and female-owned companies is part of our business strategy.
Increasing our business with minority and women-owned companies’ means: Allocating resources to support procurement decisions. Training our employees to actively cultivate productive relationships with diverse businesses. Partnering with diverse organizations to get the message out. It means creating supplier diversity traction so results happen. Visit Site
At Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), our mission is to maximize procurement opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned and other diverse businesses by proactively seeking qualified suppliers, building sound partnerships with and competitively purchasing from diverse suppliers.
Qualifying as a Supplier to Hess
We use a global system to pre-qualify suppliers prior to engaging in contracts. The Supplier Profile Questionnaire (SPQ) is designed to collect and store information on suppliers who may be invited to work with Hess. The system is part of an internal process we use to pre-qualify suppliers for upcoming contracts. SPQ provides a standard approach to the pre-qualification process and ensures that suppliers complete relevant assessments.
Are you subscribed to ISNetworld? If scope of work for Hess consists of labor on any Hess operational location (domestically), Hess requires subscription to ISNetworld to be pre-qualified from an Environmental, Health, and Safety perspective. Hess utilizes ISNetworld as a pre-qualification tool that collects self-reported information from suppliers (Environmental, Health and Safety data/Insurance Certificates, EMR Letters, Injury & Illness records, etc.) dependent on Hess specific requirements.
Suppliers as diverse as our properties. The Hilton Worldwide vision is to create supplier relationships that reflect the cultural diversity of local communities. Our commitment is rooted in the belief that relationships with new and diverse suppliers will establish our leadership role in the global marketplace and creates a multitude of benefits for our customers, team members, and stakeholders.
Honda suppliers are critical to our ability to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. Our Supplier Diversity Initiative helps us reach our goal of building a diverse supplier base.
Working alongside minority supplier development councils and the Small Business Administration, Diversity Workshops educate potential ethnic minority and women suppliers on Honda business operations. The workshops facilitate strategic alliances and joint ventures and assist with loan and venture capitalization, empowerment programs and other available resources.
IBM created its supplier diversity program in 1968, before the existence of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). Our program’s goal is to provide opportunities to diverse suppliers who can add value in every region where we operate. Suppliers qualify by being at least 51 percent owned by people from an ethnic minority (as defined in each country or region), or by women, military veterans, people with disabilities or LGBT individuals.
At Johnson & Johnson, we recognize the importance of having a diverse supplier base that reflects our patients and customers around the world. We are committed to working with small and diverse suppliers that can support our long-term growth objectives and add value to our businesses by providing innovative solutions to our marketing, manufacturing and R&D efforts.
The Johnson & Johnson Supplier Diversity Program was formally established in 1998, and since then our total spending with small businesses and diverse-owned suppliers has been nearly one billion dollars.
Our Supplier Diversity Network is comprised of certified diverse businesses that have registered in our system. The Network is the preferred resource used to select diverse suppliers to compete for contracting opportunities.
As bidding opportunities arise, the Corporate Supplier Diversity team, working with sourcing and procurement professionals, actively utilize this database to screen diverse suppliers against industry—specific criteria for the opportunity at-hand. To receive maximum consideration for these opportunities, you should be diligent in maintaining a current and accurate listing in the system, keeping key—contact and email addresses current.
Here with you. Here for you. At National Grid we are committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve.
Mack Trucks is one of North America’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions. Founded in 1900, Mack trucks are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide. Every Mack® truck built for the North American market is assembled at its Mack Lehigh Valley Operations facility in Macungie, Pa. Engines and transmissions for the North American market are built at its powertrain facility in Hagerstown, Md. Mack is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial engines.
Our commitment to creating the best quality flavors in the world is fed by our inclusive approach to every aspect of our business. And that includes the diversity of our suppliers.
McCormick seeks to contribute to the economic growth of a diverse business community. Our Supplier Diversity Program (SDP) enables us to develop relationships with qualified, diverse businesses that meet our high standards for quality and cost effectiveness.
We recognize the importance of diverse minds, experience, cultures and businesses. We are committed to creating an environment that attracts and supports talented people, without regard to race, creed or ethnicity. Messer is committed to leadership in creating economic opportunities for all segments of our regional communities. We believe sustainable change requires strategic relationships and a commitment of resources and capital. Messer’s objective is to grow the resources and capacity within our communities’ minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and woman-owned business enterprises (WBEs).
Monsanto welcomes all suppliers who are committed to cultivating trust through integrity and support our commitment to sustainable agriculture. We strive to protect and preserve our planet by producing more, conserving more and improving lives around the world. We are committed to lead responsibly through a collaborative partnership with suppliers. If you are interested in exploring opportunities with Monsanto, we invite to you to visit us online.
It is National Grid’s policy to procure goods and services competitively, economically, ethically and efficiently in accordance with all applicable legislative requirements. In particular, sourcing activities comply with the requirements of the Utilities Contracts Regulations.
National Grid utilizes the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB) of suppliers when compiling lists of potential vendors for its goods and services requirements. For the majority of our purchases, it is a condition of supplying to National Grid that vendors are registered on the UVDB.
We are committed to diversity, both internally within our workforce and externally within our supply base. We instituted our Supplier Diversity Program to bring awareness and emphasis to our practices, and to provide a competitive edge with our customers. Thirty years later, we continue to grow our commitment and purchases from our diversity business partners.
We embrace diversity as a way of business. In this spirit, our Supplier Diversity Program is designed to develop and foster strategic supplier relationships with companies owned by minorities, women and veterans, as well as small business enterprises. Our vision is to develop a strong foundation of highly qualified suppliers that can provide us with exceptional products and services.
At Navistar, diversity is not only the right thing to do, it is the prudent thing to do. Our focus on diversity will continue to be an integral component of our business strategy.
We’re the country’s largest state public power organization, producing some of the cheapest electricity in North America. We established our Supplier Diversity Program in 1983, consistent with our mission to promote economic development throughout New York State and our commitment to expand the participation of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) in our contracting and competitive-bidding processes, both for direct procurement of goods and services and through subcontracting opportunities.
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Create a single Passport profile for your business and connect with potential buyers from new markets without leaving your office. Before beginning this process, you should have specific information gathered and available at hand. Those pieces of information include:
Federal Employer ID number
Diversity Business Certifications and expiration dates
NAICS codes for the service or product you provide
The Northrop Grumman Corporate Global Supplier Diversity Program (GSDP) program office is designed to expand subcontracting opportunities for all small business concerns, including small disadvantaged, women-owned, historically underutilized business zones, veteran, service-disabled veteran-owned, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, disability owned, historically black colleges and universities, minority institutions, Alaska Native Corporations and Indian Tribes.
Northrop Grumman utilizes Small Business Liaison Officers (SBLOs) as advocates for small businesses. These individuals are the first point of contact for anyone interested in doing business with Northrop Grumman Corporation. The SBLOs provide direction to potential small business suppliers and work to ensure that these firms have access to the requesting organizations and are aware of current subcontracting opportunities. In addition, SBLOs participate in outreach events focused on identifying new suppliers who have the potential to become Northrop Grumman Corporation’s team members. Our ultimate objective is to achieve the maximum practical participation of small businesses in our subcontracting processes.
At Office Depot, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all people are valued and respected. Diversity is an important dimension of Inclusion, Innovation, and Customer Focus — three of our core values — and keys to our success in a global marketplace.
Our commitment to corporate responsibility shapes how we assess and manage our supply chain priorities and processes. It affects how we select, engage with and manage vital business partners and it influences our product and service choices and strategies.
Raytheon’s Supplier Diversity Program strives to provide an inclusive environment to do business with small, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned (including service disabled veterans), and HUBZone businesses.
Raytheon also seeks to provide an inclusive environment for historically black colleges, universities, and minority institutions to participate in the procurement of technical, engineering, and research services.
To that end, Raytheon is committed to a diverse supply base that reflects the demographics and values of our Company, customers, and the communities in which we operate.
Robert Half believes in building a diverse base of employees, clients, job candidates and suppliers that strengthens our position as a market leader. We are committed to developing successful relationships with minority-, woman-, veteran-, and disabled veteran-owned businesses to meet the needs of our customers.
To promote a diverse supply chain, we actively support and engage as members in many organizations, as well as have board affiliations with strategic organizations. In 2011, Robert Half was named the recipient of the Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council President’s Award, which is presented to a corporation that has demonstrated consistent engagement across all levels of the Council, including board of directors and committee participation.
From building and construction, to environmental monitoring and equipment rentals, San Diego Unified offers a variety of opportunities for businesses and organizations to work with one of San Diego’s largest employers. In addition to traditional business opportunities, individuals and organizations may also be interested in renting one of our district or school facilities, or partnering with the district on a joint-occupancy or joint-use project. Come check us out!
For Shell, Supplier Diversity means working to make the profile of our supply chain reflect the profile of the communities in which we live and work, and encouraging these businesses to grow into the kind of suppliers Shell will need to meet the energy needs of the future. Our energy goals for the future require the best resources we can gather from a broad spectrum of innovative, service-oriented businesses. Many of these businesses are owned by members of minority groups and by women.
Staples values diversity and recognizes how important diversity is to maintaining a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. The mission of our Diversity Supplier Program is to work with diverse businesses to reduce supply chain costs and to increase revenues by bringing superior products to market. Connecting customers with suppliers Staples’ business-to-business Supplier Diversity Program helps our customers achieve their corporate diversity goals. We create vendor-buyer relationships that allow diverse organizations to continue to develop in our communities, while offering our customers a wider selection of quality products at competitive prices.
The mission of Supplier Diversity at State Farm is to identify and encourage equal opportunities for businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to contribute to our overall goal of providing quality products and services to meet our customers’ needs at competitive prices. At State Farm we track and report Tier 1 and Tier 2 spend with certified diverse suppliers to increase opportunities with MBEs and WBEs. Come check us out!
Time Warner’s Supplier Diversity Development policy is to identify and actively develop diverse businesses, including vendors, contractors and consultants, as sources for purchasing goods and services.
Employees involved in the selection, evaluation and/or approval of vendors, contractors and consultants have primary responsibility for effectively implementing this policy.
For the purpose of this program, a qualified business enterprise is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more of the following:
Minority Groups (MBE) – A minority person is a member of the African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic American, and or Native American ethnic group.
Caucasian Women (WBE)
Service Disabled Veterans (SDV)
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT)
In the case of publicly owned businesses, at least 51% of the stock is owned by a member or members of diverse groups.
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The United States Postal Service® is committed to focusing on and improving our relationships with small, minority- and woman-owned businesses (SMWOBs). Through continuous improvement, we will work to improve our processes and procedures to ensure opportunities for all suppliers that provide the value-added products and services we need to increase customer satisfaction and decrease overall cost.
Areas of Responsibility
To maintain effective partnerships, the United States Postal Service will be responsible for:
Providing technical advice, program guidance, and policy interpretation on Supplier Diversity issues.
Acting as a liaison with industry and trade associations, government agencies, and special emphasis groups to develop and maintain a communication and information system on Small, minority-owned and women-owned business issues (e.g. Benchmarking Studies and Policy Updates).
Participating in activities that promote supplier development and diversity. Activities include: business forums, workshops, seminars, symposiums, business opportunity fairs, and tradeshows.
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We believe that working with suppliers who reflect the markets we serve helps build customer loyalty, contributes to economic development of communities and provides the expertise and innovation we need to outperform the competition. It’s these beliefs that inspired the formal launch of UPS’s Supplier Diversity Process in 1992.
As a part of the process, we make the following pledge to each and every diverse supplier:
We will have designated employees at the corporate, regional and district offices who assume the responsibility of reviewing business opportunities for your company’s products and/or services.
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content – including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences – for audiences in more than 180 countries on various platforms and devices.
In our business, understanding different cultures is a major advantage. Our brands —from MTV and Nickelodeon to Paramount and BET—appeal to and reflect an extraordinarily diverse array of consumers. We embrace global diversity and inclusion in all its forms, on screen and off, from our programming and films to employee programs and Viacommunity initiatives.
As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart strives to save people money so they can live better. This mantra is at the core of every decision we make. One way we fulfill this commitment is to embrace diversity in all aspects of our organization; from our talented associates to the supplier partners we work with to deliver the products and services our customers want and need.
An important aspect of meeting these needs across Walmart is our Supplier Diversity Program. This program provides companies owned and operated by minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities equal footing to effectively work with us while at the same time, growing their own business.
To succeed in financial services, we must be committed to serving our diverse customers, team members, and suppliers. Therefore, we are committed to building relationships within our communities through the development and engagement of certified minority, women, disadvantaged, and small business enterprises as partners of Wells Fargo products and services.