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.
Since 1989, Caption First has provided hundreds of thousands of hours of realtime captioning services. As a company, we’re dedicated to helping level the playing field for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or whose native language is not English.
We offer captioning services in a variety of different delivery modes, including broadcasts, webinar platforms such as Adobe Connect and WebEx, large displays at conferences, and through a secure web platform for viewing in meetings or classrooms.
Thanks to the high quality and dedication of our certified captioners, we’re able to deliver accurate text in real time, provide transcripts for reference afterwards, and incorporate captions into existing video files. We make the world accessible a word at a time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have a mission: to be the best home improvement retailer for our customers and our communities; a lofty goal, for sure. But Lowe’s is reaching out, extending the boundaries of our company beyond the traditional retail environment, setting higher standards for the way American business works within our communities. We know that minority- and women-owned enterprises play an important role in the economic development of this nation. We also know these enterprises are significant in providing job opportunities.
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.
Passionate about providing opportunities for all business owners.
We strive to broaden minority and women business involvement to be more reflective of the diverse communities we serve. This is accomplished through the efforts of Messer’s Economic Inclusion department, Messer’s Supplier Diversity Leadership Team and actively engaging qualified suppliers who have the desire to build capacity and human resources.
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.
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.
At Northrop Grumman the Global Supplier Diversity Programs (GSDP) Office acts as the liaison between prospective small and disadvantaged businesses interested in working with Northrop Grumman and the company’s procurement organizations. The Office’s efforts to increase the number of successful minority and women –owned contractors by providing outreach and mentorship have been recognized nationally. Other small disadvantaged businesses include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, Veterans, Service Disabled Veterans and HUBZone business concerns.
Robert Half is focused on supplier diversity, we believe 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. Visit Site
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.
Sodexo is committed to supporting diverse growth and development in the communities we serve. To achieve this, our company has a full time Supplier Diversity staff that is focused solely on pursuing these opportunities.
Every year, Sodexo continues to increase our spend with diverse business enterprises that provide us with products and services that meet our high standards of quality, competitive pricing, and service. We currently partner with more than 1,298 diverse suppliers.
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.
A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a minority or minorities.
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.
Supplier diversity is much more than a policy at Walgreens. It is an integrated business practice. We proactively procure relevant products and services from diverse owned and small businesses that mirror the diversity of the communities in which we operate.
Moreover, Walgreens commitment to supplier diversity fosters equal access to opportunity, reflecting our foundational principles of fairness, respect and equality. Visit Site
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.