A Supplier Diversity Program is a dynamic business program intended to support and encourage the use of the following types of businesses: minority-owned business, veteran owned business, women-owned business, LGBT-owned business, businesses that are historically underutilized or recognized, and small business suppliers defined by the Small Business Association.
Companies that use the supplier diversity system demonstrate their leadership and commitment to effectively manage their diversity suppliers while working to increase their numbers.
The Integrated Systems Design national reporting, tracking, and validation system serves to verify and track diversity expenditures by company, division, and organization.
The system provides your organization with accurate and timely reports that provide senior leadership with the necessary facts to make sound business decisions and plans for the purchase of services and products.
All industries in the North America, starting in the state’s seven largest urban areas, will be encouraged to participate in the following manner:
Companies will participate in the following process:
The system enables diversity categorized suppliers to have the ability to support and strengthen their business relationships with all other diversity suppliers while working together to achieve the company’s mission, vision, and diversity strategy.