Supplier Programs

Companies of all sizes, across industries, have formal supplier programs.  Some with clear initiatives to promote diversity in their suppliers.  They’re looking for large and small vendors of all types of products and services.

Let’s connect you with prospective buyers!

Q:  What is considered a diverse business?  Generally in the US, it means a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more individuals of a group (woman, veteran, disabled, LGBTQ, etc) or ethnicity (Black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, etc).

Q:  Do I need a certification or designation?  Not always, but it helps for company programs that seek to broaden their supplier diversification.  Some programs require certifications.

Q:  How do I become certified?  There are several companies that offer certification.  Some are general, some are category-specific.  Research the programs and the potential for increased business before committing to a program because they can be lengthy and expensive.

Links to companies & their supplier programs:

3M
Accenture
ADP
Alliance Data 
Amazon (Business Vendor Program) 
American Express 
Apple
AT&T 
Bank of America 
Coca-Cola 
Costco 
CST Brands 
Dean Foods 
EY 
Google 
Hilton 
Intuit 
Johnson & Johnson 
Kaiser Permanente 
Kroger 
Marriott 
Mastercard 
Microsoft 
MOM’S Organic Market 
Novartis 
Pepsi 
PricewaterhouseCoopers 
Sodexo 
Target 
Trader Joe’s 
Visa 
Walmart 
Whole Foods