A-Z Supplier Diversity Directory

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.
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Suppliers at Apple

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.

Our business environment is competitive and fast-paced. Our suppliers must understand this dynamic and be agile and flexible in responding to changing business conditions. Above all, Apple values innovation. We appreciate suppliers who truly understand and share in our challenges, and who help us find the best possible solutions.
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As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve’s mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. For us to succeed in meeting this public mandate, we depend on the expertise, judgment, integrity, and dedication of employees with various skills, backgrounds, and training. There are many job opportunities available at the Federal Reserve.

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CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company with multinational capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,600 coworkers. For the twelve months ended March 31, 2016, the company generated net sales of over $13.3 billion.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:

• National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC)
(Or Affiliate Regional Councils)
• Southern California Minority Business Development Council
• Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
• Small Business Administration (SBA)

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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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 are one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world – covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK.We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society—delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. Every day we work with stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.

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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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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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At SC Johnson we see great value in working with suppliers that offer diverse perspectives in addition to the best quality, service and price. We proactively seek out minority- and woman-owned suppliers, as well as those who primarily employ minority and/or handicapped employees.

Along with the obvious business benefits that come with reaching out to new and diverse partners, doing so also strengthens the community, contributes to the economic well-being of an increased number of businesses and their employees, and expands opportunities for SC Johnson to purchase quality goods and services at competitive prices.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Our goal is to make sure our brand is visible in every marketplace. We want our customers to know that we’re a part of and involved in the communities we serve.

We establish new business relationships that help strengthen local economies and provide jobs in communities where many of our customers, agents, and employees are located. By reaching out and supporting a culturally diverse supplier base we broaden and strengthen our customer base.

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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.

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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.

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Vizient™ combines the strengths of VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation and MedAssets SCM and Sg2, trusted leaders focused on solving health care’s most pressing challenges. Our new portfolio is designed to accelerate innovation in the areas that matter most to our members. We deliver solutions to gain insight and efficiency, manage patient impact, and connect the best minds in health care – all to accelerate innovation in this dynamic industry.

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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.

We are helping to ensure that our culture sustains diversity and inclusion through a number of programs to continue our existing diversity initiatives and implement new ones. Our Community Corner program fosters vendor diversity, and our Power of Alignment initiative is designed to enhance community business relationships
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“At Walmart, we believe we’re at our best when we promote diversity across our supply chain.  For our suppliers, working with Walmart means access to the 260 million customers who shop our stores around the world each week.  For us, supplier diversity means delivering better products and a broader selection to the communities we serve.  We encourage diverse companies to explore new possibilities with Walmart.

We have an existing network of more than 3,000 diverse suppliers, and we continue to look for new suppliers with industry expertise and a desire to deliver quality products and services at scale to our customers. While we work with many different kinds of companies – from grocery to construction – they all have one thing in common: a passion for helping our friends, families and neighbors around the world live better.”- CEO, Doug McMillon

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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.
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