We succeed—both as a business and a corporate citizen—because of our suppliers who share our commitment to elevating patient care around the world.
We partner with suppliers who share our commitment to innovation and are willing to help us address some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.
To ensure our suppliers meet AbbVie’s quality, compliance and social responsibility requirements, we work closely with them. Not only do we communicate with our network of suppliers regularly, but also, we monitor and help them enhance their performance based on our well-defined, stringent metrics.
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).
Our teams are focused on building diversity and inclusion into every aspect of our company, and this mindset extends to our supply chain. As the Supplier Diversity Manager at Boston Scientific, Saken Khokhar is charged with setting our supplier diversity policies, goals and targets to align with our values and business objectives.
In 2018, we worked with more than 700 diverse suppliers, including minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, small or disadvantaged businesses, veteran-owned businesses, LGBTQ businesses, disability-owned businesses and historically underutilized businesses.
The diversity of our supply chain is one of the many ways we offer distinctive value to our customers — by fostering economic growth in the communities they serve.
As a worldwide company that works with more than 2,500 suppliers ranging from multinational corporations to single-family farms in developing nations, Cargill has a wide range of organizations to tap.
JPMorgan Chase has been fully committed to Supplier Diversity for over 24 years, including establishing positive relationships with other companies and organizations that are equally dedicated. Over the past eleven years, JPMorgan Chase spent over $15 billion with diverse suppliers. JPMorgan Chase Global Supplier Diversity’s mission is to align our supply base with our consumer bases; develop and engage with certified and qualified diverse businesses in the interest of promoting economic growth in our communities.
We have created a Supplier Diversity Network (SDN) through which certified Minority-, Woman-, Veteran-, Service-Disabled Veteran-, Disability-, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT)-Owned businesses register with the firm. This network is the preferred resource used to select diverse suppliers to compete for contracting opportunities.
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.”
Mission Statement: “ConnXus is a CPUC-certified minority owned business specializing in global supplier management solutions. Our software suite can be tailored to fit your business needs. We enable inclusive, transparent and risk compliant supply chains, connecting buyers and suppliers to foster strategic business growth. With our latest innovation, myConnXion, suppliers are able to share their universal company profile with buyers at anytime, from anywhere in the world. Learn more on our website at: connxus.com/myconnxion/.”
Working as a trusted advisor to the Supplier Diversity community, CVM’s mission is to support every program by providing superior end-to-end Supplier Diversity solutions. Equipped with unparalleled data intelligence, superior technology and expert guidance, businesses can effectively establish and advance their diversity initiatives. CVM partners with corporate supplier diversity programs in every stage of their evolution; from those that are just getting started, to the most advanced, world-class programs.
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.
DTE Energy Co. is a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide.
Our largest operating subsidiaries are DTE Electric and DTE Gas. Together, these regulated utility companies provide electric and/or gas services to more than three million residential, business and industrial customers throughout Michigan.
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.
DynCorp International is a leading global services provider offering unique, tailored solutions for an ever-changing world. Built on seven decades of experience as a trusted partner to commercial, government and military customers, DI provides sophisticated aviation, logistics, training, intelligence and operational solutions wherever we are needed. DynCorp International is headquartered in McLean, Va.
We believe that doing business with a diverse set of suppliers delivers value to the company and creates a competitive advantage for us by linking the fresh perspectives and nimble thinking of ethnically diverse, women-owned, and small businesses to our internal business needs. We actively seek to expand relationships with these types of suppliers, which we view as an often untapped source of talent.
Since 2005, the U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized us as “outstanding” in our efforts to promote and maintain supplier diversity. In 2016, we spent more than $599.6 million with 600+ suppliers classified as diverse, woman- and/or LGBT-owned businesses, as well as more than $558.4 million with 1,500+ suppliers classified as small businesses.
“Diversity and inclusion are business imperatives at Lilly. We are committed to be the best organization we can be and that will not be possible without fully embracing diversity. We want to attract the best talent, work with the very best suppliers and deeply understand ALL of the patients who need our medicines. The Lilly supplier diversity program is an important component of our comprehensive diversity agenda.”
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Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators.
Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $12 billion and approximately 13,000 employees.
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.
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.
W. W. Grainger, Inc. is a Fortune 500 industrial supply company founded in 1927 in Chicago. Grainger is committed and supports the growth of businesses owned by minorities and women by giving these businesses the opportunity to compete for our business. It is our company policy to ensure this takes place. Learn more about Grainger’s Supplier Diversity program.
As the leading industrial supplies distributor in North America, suppliers are critical to our success. Grainger uses an extensive review process to select products that meet our high requirements, so we can supply customers with high-quality supplies, gear and equipment, when and where they need it. An expanding distribution network, broad product line and delivery options help customers save time and money.
Hamilton has been providing telecommunications relay services for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking since 1991. Hamilton Relay is a division of Hamilton Telecommunications®, a diversified telecommunications service provider headquartered in Aurora, Nebraska. Established in 1901 as a small regional telephone company, Hamilton Telecommunications has grown to not only provide local telephone service and relay services, but also to provide internet service, information systems, call center services, long distance, and cable television for its customers.
The purpose of Hands from Home to ensure that the selfless service men and women of this country are never without a reminder of our gratitude and the reminder that there are people waiting for their safe return. Lastly, I know it gets tough to stay on track with sending these packages on a regular basis. Especially when you have kids, a job and/or school obligations. So, let us take the stress out of creating, packaging and shipping the package for you!
Diversity is the engine that powers our success, providing a wealth of talent, experience and perspective that enriches everything we do. From our workforce, to our supply base, to our legions of loyal riders, diversity takes us to the next horizon. Two wheels, two fenders, two mirrors, two foot pegs. And so on. Building Harley-Davidson ® motorcycles takes two. In more ways than one. That’s why we’re looking for partners who can supply innovative solutions to help us get our bikes on the road.
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.
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. Visit Site
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.
Our suppliers should reflect the people we are in business to serve… our customers.
At Merck, we believe that having a diverse supplier base helps us better understand and anticipate the needs of the people we serve. That is why we cast a wide net in search of talent, seeking qualified suppliers from all segments of the global community. Our supplier diversity program includes Minority-, Women-, Veteran-, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender- and Disability-owned business enterprises as well as small businesses.
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.
Diversity & Inclusion is a business imperative and strength for Union Bank. It is part of who we are and everything we do, from recruiting and engaging our employees to selecting vendors and reaching out to our customers. Our commitment to diversity is recognized as among strongest in the nation, as is evident by the composition of our Board of Directors, which includes over 55 percent minorities and women.
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We will further strengthen our position as a diversity leader across our broad base of stakeholders. Union Bank will, across everything we do, reflect the diversity of the population with whom we do business. Our shareholder, employees, clients, vendors, and the communities we serve will, in turn, recognize Union Bank for our leadership and reward us for it.
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.
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 Nielsen, diversity is not just a goal, it is a business imperative. Our effectiveness at embracing the talents of people of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives is key to our continued success in providing clients with information they need to succeed, and in making certain that all communities and individuals we depend upon to provide us with information about consumer behavior understand who we are, what we do and agree to participate in our consumer samples.
Promoting diversity is just good business. Because our workplace, our marketplace, our community – they’re all connected.
Our Corporate Diversity Initiative aims to improve business results by ensuring that our core businesses (Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Manufacturing, Research & Development, Design, Procurement, and administrative support functions) meet the distinct needs of an increasingly diverse customer base and labor market.
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.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation can gain a competitive advantage by utilizing small and diverse suppliers. Diverse suppliers can broaden the offering of products, services, expertise, innovation, and ideas.
Novartis requires all of our suppliers to register with us to support our compliance for supplier diversity reporting and to smooth the way for fast and effective transactions with your organization.
By seeking to continually identify and partner with best-in-class diverse suppliers, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation offers opportunities that will support their own growth and development.
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company, commonly known as PG&E, is an investor-owned utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of the northern two-thirds of California, from Bakersfield almost to the Oregon border. It is the leading subsidiary of the PG&E Corporation.
Good health is vital to all of us, and finding sustainable solutions to the most pressing health care challenges of our world cannot wait. That’s why we at Pfizer are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them.
We have a leading portfolio of products and medicines that support wellness and prevention, as well as treatment and cures for diseases across a broad range of therapeutic areas; and we have an industry-leading pipeline of promising new products that have the potential to challenge some of the most feared diseases of our time, like Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
To ensure we can continue to deliver on our commitments to the patients, customers and shareholders who rely on us, we are focused on improving the way we do business; on operating with transparency in everything we do; and on listening to the views of all of the people involved in health care decisions
Pitney Bowes’ commitment to diversity spans more than forty years. Our supplier diversity program has been in place for almost twenty years and we have repeatedly been recognized both regionally and nationally for our supplier diversity performance and best practices. We firmly believe that diverse businesses enhance our supply base providing innovative strategies and solutions while meeting or exceeding expectations in the areas of cost quality and delivery.
Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services.
ReWalk Robotics is an innovative medical device company that is designing, developing and commercializing exoskeletons allowing wheelchair-bound individuals to stand and walk once again.
Current ReWalk designs are intended for people with paraplegia, a spinal cord injury resulting in complete or incomplete paralysis of the legs. The system uses patented motion sensing technology along with battery-powered motorized legs powering knee and hip movement which is controlled by proprietary on-board computers and software.
The ReWalk™ systems allows the user to sit, stand, walk, turn and has the ability to climb and descend stairs*. ReWalk users are able to independently operate the systems.
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
San Diego Unified is committed to ensuring that emerging, small and underutilized construction-related businesses have viable opportunities to participate in all Propositions S and Z construction projects.
The business outreach database is the main communication tool San Diego Unified uses to provide notices and information about construction opportunities. Find out more today!
At Sanofi US we strive to maintain a mosaic of worldwide talent by working and consulting with diversity organizations to ensure our recruitment processes are effective. We have a significant presence among organizations with extensive women and minority audiences and we leverage networking and relationship building to enhance our recruiting effectiveness.
At Sanofi US, our commitment to diversity does not end at the recruitment process. With an equal focus on recruitment and retention, our global diversity charter serves as a continuous reminder of our pledge to embrace and foster the development of every individual at every level of our organization. By instituting meaningful training and career development programs that produce tangible results as well as ensuring a focus on supplier diversity, we will enrich our workplace today while positively impacting our workforce of tomorrow. Below are examples of training and development programs offered at Sanofi US.
Shell is a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology and one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.
Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.
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.
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. Visit Site
The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, administrative hearings, legal services, building standards, oversight of structural safety, fire/life safety and accessibility for the design and construction of K-12 public schools and community colleges, and funding for school construction.
The DGS PD, Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (OSDS) is the state’s certifying agency that administers the small business and DVBE certification programs.
In addition, the Outreach Section assists small and disabled veteran businesses by participating in outreach events, providing resource guidance and supporting the businesses through advocacy.
We believe that companies that actively embrace diversity and consistently demonstrate their commitment to the many communities they serve, establish a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.
The USVCC serves as an umbrella organization to state, regional, and municipal-run veteran chambers throughout the United States and Canada. We are dedicated to assisting the 2.5 million veteran owned businesses across the United States in obtaining their certification as either a Veteran Owned Business, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business, a Veteran Gold Star Spouse Owned Business, or Disabled Veteran Care-Giver Owned Business.
Additionally, we improve the connection between corporate, government and small business entities through events, education, workshops, matchmaking, and other resources. The USVCC is dedicated to ensuring both parties are ready for the next potential contract.
Walgreens encourages relationships with diverse businesses in purchasing goods and services for:
Provide relevant or niche products that align with the unique shopping patterns of our customers on a community-specific or chain wide basis.
Provide necessary support services, such as information technology, legal, construction, and facilities maintenance, as well as professional services that enhance Walgreens overall business operation and efficient execution.
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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.