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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.