Embracing diverse and small businesses as part of our supply chain is an important part of our work to expand access and equity in health, and to advance diversity and inclusion.
Abbott’s 2030 Sustainability Plan includes a goal to build a more diverse, resilient and responsible supply chain, with specific targets to increase overall spending with diverse and small businesses by 50% by 2030, and with Black- and women-owned businesses 150% by 2025.
A stronger and more inclusive healthcare supply chain helps Abbott to achieve our purpose of helping people live healthier, better lives through our life-changing technologies and products. It also helps to build a more diverse broader healthcare industry, generate jobs and support stronger economies in underinvested communities.
At ADP, the slogan “In the Business of Your Success” goes beyond the commitment we make to our clients to provide quality services and solutions to move their business forward. It also means that we support diverse businesses in the communities where we live and conduct business. We are proud members of many communities around the world, and we take our obligations as a corporate citizen very seriously.
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.
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.
Chevron is committed to a diverse and inclusive supply chain – one that is reflective of the communities where we live and work. Our commitment is founded in the belief that a diverse supply chain, just like a diverse workforce, contributes to our success and growth. Our Supplier Diversity/Small Business Program is dedicated to developing and utilizing small, local, and diverse businesses that help us solve our most challenging problems while supporting our commitment to fostering economic development and supporting local economies.
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.
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.
As a global company that serves customers of different cultures and backgrounds, Liberty Mutual is committed to actively supporting and engaging an inclusive supply base. We understand that having a supply chain that includes minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-, and veteran-owned businesses will promote innovative thinking and yield stronger business results. We value the energy and perspective of these dynamic suppliers and welcome the opportunity to be a part of their story and ultimate success.
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.
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. The SBLOs provide direction to potential small business suppliers, 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.
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.