SUPPORTING A DIVERSE SUPPLY BASE
There are many approaches to establishing a diverse supply base for our company. Some of our businesses require large, global companies for national or worldwide deals. Other times we leverage small, local vendors that can meet our unique needs.
GENERAL VENDOR REQUIREMENTS
We have a comprehensive supplier sustainability and social accountability assessment processes – to help our suppliers understand our sustainability and social accountability roles, conducting audits and providing feedback identifying opportunities for improvement, that help our suppliers and our company improve their overall environmental performance.
Diverse vendors must go through a certification process by a third-party agency to confirm eligibility for diversity certification. They also need to:
- Demonstrate sales volume, profitability, and financial stability in the past three years
- Deliver a comprehensive product or service.
- Have a presence in our key markets in the U.S.
- Possess a skilled management team
Take a look at your company’s product and service offerings and determine if you are most competitive at the local, regional, national or global levels. Reach out to us with your value-added business solution that uniquely qualifies your organization to do business with us.
LET US KNOW WHO YOU ARE
To be included in our sourcing events, please email us a detailed and current profile, copy of your current diversity certificate or letter, a capabilities statement and a list of current customers. When there is a need that matches your commodity, the Supplier Diversity team will contact you directly. Please ensure the contact information you provide is correct. You can also meet us at one of the many events that we attend in support of our Supplier Diversity efforts. Check our calendar of events to see where we will be.