CEO and President, Timothy Sloan, states his commitment to supplier diversity and its importance to our business.
We help provide diverse suppliers with a broad range of opportunities to participate.
We collaborate with regional and national organizations that assist us in building a more inclusive practice.
Diverse spend growth. Support strategic thinking and align with businesses around strategic opportunities that include diverse suppliers in competitive sourcing and procurement opportunities.
Supplier development. Invest in building capacity and expertise for high potential diverse suppliers.
Outreach. Partner with internal and external stakeholders to deliver information to the diverse supplier community.
Engaging Supply Chain Management
Early engagement of Supplier Diversity will start the data gathering process (benchmark data, peer information, and diverse supplier identification).
Supplier Diversity involvement will support the search and identification of qualified and capable diverse suppliers. This allows the gathering of information on any roadblocks that may limit diversity participation.
Evaluate product/service requirements
Supplier Diversity will analyze the category for diverse supplier engagement (first- or second-tier).
Sourcing and due diligence
Supplier Diversity provides input and reviews sourcing document (RFx), ensuring language pertaining to diversity (commitment, spend, reporting, etc.) is present and meets the goals and objectives.
Supplier Diversity is engaged/notified of any disputes related to second-tier contract language and defined goals.
Approvals and signatures
Onboarding training for second-tier tracking and reporting
Our partnerships expand across regional and national organizations that share our commitment to Supplier Development and provide programs and services that strengthen diverse businesses within our communities. We collaborate with organizations that align with diverse supplier identification, certification, development, and engagement, such as:
- 100 Black Men of America
- National Association of Minority Contractors
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
- National Minority Supplier Development Council
- United States Business Leadership Network
- United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
- National Association of Women Business Owners
- Urban League
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
- Women Presidents’ Organization
Highlights of our efforts
- Invested $1 million
- Developed over 1,500 suppliers
- Engaged 5 major universities