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Abbott Laboratories is committed to recruiting people with diverse experiences and perspectives to help us solve some of the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges. We partner with professional and academic organizations to strengthen our pipeline of diverse talent. Please see our upcoming career events for further details.
Accenture promotes an inclusive work environment that influences how we run our business. We strive to work with others who embrace our values by growing our pool of diverse suppliers and encouraging our large suppliers to engage diverse organizations on our behalf. Our supplier inclusion and diversity efforts demonstrate our commitment to inclusive procurement practices to create long-term value for our clients and our communities. We focus on minority-, ethnic- and women-owned businesses and those owned by or that actively employ persons with disabilities, visible and otherwise; veterans with and without disabilities; refugees; people geographically remote from labor markets; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons.
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.
We recognize the structural barriers in our society that keep people from achieving their dreams, and we’re committed to doing our part to break down these barriers. American Family is committed to tackling systemic problems that impede equity – because it’s good for our communities and good for business.
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.
Apple requires each of its suppliers to meet the highest standards for all goods and services. Our requirements include a commitment to rigorous quality assurance. In addition, suppliers must be committed, as we are, to ensuring the highest standards of social responsibility. The ideal suppliers are those who understand our culture and expectations. We value suppliers who take the time to learn about and understand our business and who look for ways to add value. These suppliers know the importance of making and meeting commitments and delivering the highest quality goods and services.
Avis Budget Group is a leading global provider of vehicle rental and car sharing services, operating three of the most recognized brands in the industry through Avis, Budget and Zipcar. The Company is a leading vehicle rental operator in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions it serves. Avis Budget Group and its licensees operate the Avis and Budget brands in approximately 180 countries throughout the world.
Avis Budget Group’s brands are differentiated to help the Company meet a wide range of customer needs throughout the world. Avis is a leading rental car supplier positioned to serve the premium commercial and leisure segments of the travel industry, and Budget is a leading rental vehicle supplier focused primarily on more value-conscious segments of the industry. Avis Budget Group licenses the use of the Avis and Budget trademarks to licensees in areas in which the Company does not operate directly. These brands have an extended global reach with more than 11,000 car and truck rental locations throughout the world. The Zipcar brand is the world’s leading car sharing company, with nearly one million members in the United States, Canada and Europe. Avis Budget Group operates Budget Truck, one of the leading truck rental businesses in the United States.
CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER, a CPUC-regulated utility and wholly owned subsidiary of American Water, proudly provides water service to approximately 880,00 people throughout California, including the following counties: Los Angeles, Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Diego, Sonoma, and Ventura.
We are fully committed to using diversity as a cornerstone in our hiring process and supplier and procurement practices. Below are just a few examples of what we buy:
- Construction: Underground construction, Electrical, Well drilling/rehab, Network/main repair, Asphalt paving/patchwork and Tank painting/rehab
- Goods: Meters, MRO supplies, Uniforms and Water treatment chemicals
- Services: Meter installation, Landscaping and weed abatement, Auditing, legal and finance, Engineering services and Construction inspections Valuation studies
LEARN MORE: Contact our team to learn more about how we can do business together.
Email us at CAWCSupplierDiversityTeam@amwater.com
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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.
CenterPoint Energy recognizes the economic importance of diverse suppliers such as minority-owned, women-owned, and all categories of small business concerns to the economies of the nation, the state and the communities it serves, as well as the corporation itself.
We seek opportunities to assist in the development and competitiveness of diverse business enterprises through instruction, mentoring, and other outreach activities, such as the following:
- · Participation in local, state, and national minority and women-owned business councils
- · Sponsorship of various diversity tradeshows including the annual Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council Expo, the annual Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance Expo, the annual City of Houston Government Expo, Small Business Administration Expos and the Edison Electric Institute Diversity Expo.
- · Sponsorship of networking events and educational workshops for diverse and prime (non-diverse) suppliers
- · Scholarship to diverse suppliers through local diversity business councils and Edison Electric Institute
- · Capacity building and supplier mentoring
For a complete list, please visit the website at CenterPoint Energy
Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of our values, which we call The Chevron Way. As core values, diversity and inclusion are critical to developing the 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 operate. We have an inclusive work environment that values the uniqueness and diversity of individual talents, experiences and ideas.”
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.
“Our mission at Denny’s is to establish beneficial business relationships with diverse suppliers who share our commitment to exceptional quality, excellent customer service, innovative ideas and competitive pricing.”
Denny’s believes that strength is derived from the diversity of our customers, employees, suppliers, franchisees and other partners across the country. To us, creating an inclusive company that reflects our diverse customer base is good business and it has a significant, positive impact in the communities we serve. Our commitment to diversity over the years has earned us a number of national awards and recognition.
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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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.
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors, is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services, with global headquarters in Detroit’s Renaissance Center.
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.
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 Honda, our Supplier Diversity initiatives support the development of small, minority and women-owned businesses by creating opportunities to introduce themselves and their businesses. We look for suppliers who provide quality products and services at a competitive price and help us carry out our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
We strongly recognize businesses that are MBE/WMBE certified. Although certification is not a requirement to conduct business with Honda, it is recommended. Honda accepts the following three agencies for certification:
Ultimately, Honda’s goal is to develop a relationship with supplier’s who are as dedicated as we are to our overall diversity strategy, resulting in ways to help us become more efficient in ensuring extreme customer satisfaction.
Honda suppliers are a critical part of our business success.
We are a leading global company unified around a shared commitment to being successful and respected by operating safely and sustainably, using all resources responsibly, and strengthening our people and communities where we live and work. International Paper has been committed to supplier diversity for more than 30 years. Having a diverse supplier base enables International Paper to contribute to the economic well-being of the cities and towns where we live and work as well as increase access to suppliers that provide products and services to International Paper.
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.
JPMorgan Chase has been fully committed to Supplier Diversity for over 20 years, including establishing positive relationships with other companies and organizations that are equally dedicated. We have created a Supplier Diversity Network (SDN) through which certified Minority-, Woman-, Veteran-, Service-Disabled Veteran-, Disability-, LGBT-Owned businesses register with the firm. This network is the preferred resource used to select diverse suppliers to compete for contracting opportunities.
Businesses registered in the SDN are required to be diligent in maintaining current and accurate information in the system. This engagement ensures maximum consideration for appropriate opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Diversity Vision
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.
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.
The role of our Corporate Supplier Diversity Program is critical to the overall success of Nielsen, both in its procurement practices and in our role as a corporate citizen.
We are building a sustainable, world-class supplier diversity program to move Nielsen towards achieving its corporate objectives of cost leadership, revenue growth, and fostering long-term diverse spend opportunities within the purchasing culture across our company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A diverse business enterprise refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned by a member of a minority group, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, veterans and disabled veterans. A woman-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned by a woman or women.
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.
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.
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We are committed to supporting our community, being responsible partners, and giving back.
We seek to continuously strengthen our supply chain responsibility via our choice of and working relationship with partners for their social, environmental and animal welfare practices.
Working with our franchisee owned, Independent Purchasing Company (IPC), the Subway® brand is committed to pursuing sustainable initiatives that focus on energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, waste reduction and sustainable and ethical sourcing and supply chain management.
The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, with fiscal 2015 sales of $109.8 billion. The Kroger Co. Family of Stores spans many states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, discount, convenience stores and jewelry stores. We operate under nearly two dozen banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with our customers.
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.
With regard to diversity and inclusion at the SEC, the agency is committed to providing a workplace that includes people of diverse backgrounds and fully utilizes their talents to achieve its mission. The SEC believes that a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill the agency’s mission. OMWI is committed to taking steps to make sure that minorities and women are represented at all levels of the agency’s workforce, including in supervisory and management positions.
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.
“Under the company’s new supplier diversity initiative, led by Viacom’s sourcing team and its Office of Global Inclusion, the company” has actively sought to expand its partnerships to include organizations that focus on granting diverse suppliers business opportunities throughout America and around the globe.
Viacom is currently continuing to grow its supplier diversity program and “incrementally increase its number of diverse vendors, underscoring the importance of broad inclusivity to the company’s business plan.”
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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. 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.