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In alignment with our core values, Alight Solutions U.S. Supplier Diversity Program’s goal is to obtain a diverse and inclusive supply chain to guarantee equal opportunities to qualified suppliers. Diversity and inclusion have always been the principle that binds our core values together.
As a part of our strategic sourcing and procurement practices, we are committed to building upon inclusivity and diversity of our suppliers whose business values are aligned with ours. We actively pursue certified diverse suppliers to ensure our suppliers provide competitively high-quality products and services.
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.
Boston Scientific is committed to building diversity and inclusion into every aspect of our company, including our supply chain. We support small and diverse businesses that share our dedication to advancing science and improving the quality of patient care. Our diverse supply chain program involves including small and diverse business in our procurement process and fostering a culture that promotes the economic development and sustainability of small and diverse enterprises in the communities in which we work and live. Boston Scientific is a member and supporter of several national and local supplier diversity organizations.
Our collaboration with these enterprises supports the economic and social vitality these businesses bring to their communities and helps our organization to be more innovative and agile.
CDW Corporation, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is a provider of technology products and services for business, government and education.
The CDW Business Resource Groups (BRGs) play an important role in promoting an inclusive culture. They provide professional development, informal mentoring and networking opportunities to its members. Business Resource Groups also provide a forum for coworkers to build awareness, celebrate their affinity area, collaborate with other BRGs and provide business perspective on diversity and inclusion initiatives at CDW.
DTE uses a pre-qualification process to manage its supply base and assess a potential supplier’s ability to perform a service and/or provide materials and equipment. This pre-qualification process includes:
-Review by Supply Chain to determine the need
-Legal, Corporate Safety and Risk Management analysis
-Approval by Supply Chain
Material/equipment suppliers may be exempt from this pre-qualification process, unless we deem a sufficient risk exists and pre-qualification is required.
Potential contractors of labor and services or professional services will be subject to this review.
DTE also has other minimum requirements for suppliers.
We believe that doing business with a diverse set of suppliers delivers value to the company and creates a competitive advantage for us by linking the fresh perspectives and nimble thinking of ethnically diverse, women-owned, and small businesses to our internal business needs. We actively seek to expand relationships with these types of suppliers, which we view as an often untapped source of talent.
Since 2005, the U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized us as “outstanding” in our efforts to promote and maintain supplier diversity. In 2016, we spent more than $599.6 million with 600+ suppliers classified as diverse, woman- and/or LGBT-owned businesses, as well as more than $558.4 million with 1,500+ suppliers classified as small businesses.
“Diversity and inclusion are business imperatives at Lilly. We are committed to be the best organization we can be and that will not be possible without fully embracing diversity. We want to attract the best talent, work with the very best suppliers and deeply understand ALL of the patients who need our medicines. The Lilly supplier diversity program is an important component of our comprehensive diversity agenda.”
President and Chief Executive Officer
Our Supplier Diversity Network is comprised of certified diverse businesses that have registered in our system. The Network is the preferred resource used to select diverse suppliers to compete for contracting opportunities.
As bidding opportunities arise, the Corporate Supplier Diversity team, working with sourcing and procurement professionals, actively utilize this database to screen diverse suppliers against industry—specific criteria for the opportunity at-hand. To receive maximum consideration for these opportunities, you should be diligent in maintaining a current and accurate listing in the system, keeping key—contact and email addresses current.
Doing Business with MassMutual
At Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), we seek to maximize value offered to our customers by engaging suppliers to help us hone our competitive edge in the marketplace. We work to identify potential suppliers who can provide quality goods and services to meet our business needs.
MassMutual conducts business with the utmost expectation of integrity and fairness and works to avoid conflicts of interest of any kind. As one of our suppliers, we expect you to share our commitment to act ethically, with integrity and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Our Code of Conduct for Suppliers articulates the principles, values and expectations of behavior we have for our suppliers when doing business with MassMutual.
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.
Raytheon’s Supplier Diversity Program strives to provide an inclusive environment to do business with small, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned (including service disabled veterans), and HUBZone businesses.
Raytheon also seeks to provide an inclusive environment for historically black colleges, universities, and minority institutions to participate in the procurement of technical, engineering, and research services.
To that end, Raytheon is committed to a diverse supply base that reflects the demographics and values of our Company, customers, and the communities in which we operate.
Supplier inclusion at Robert Half is a corporatewide initiative designed to support the promotion, growth and development of small and/or minority-, woman-, veteran-, disabled veteran- and LGBTQ+-owned businesses. We also strongly encourage our community alliances and suppliers to work with diverse suppliers themselves.
We have established supplier inclusion purchasing targets to assist us in measuring our purchases from small and diverse businesses. Our goal is to secure the various products and services we need from respected suppliers at highly competitive prices while simultaneously meeting our supplier inclusion targets.
Supplier Diversity is the intentional inclusion of minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, LGBTQ, small businesses & disability-owned businesses in sourcing opportunities to achieve innovation, cost reductions and revenue growth objectives.
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.
As a part of the process, we make the following pledge to each and every diverse supplier:
We will have designated employees at the corporate, regional and district offices who assume the responsibility of reviewing business opportunities for your company’s products and/or services.