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Supplier Diversity

Based on input from Commission on Economic Inclusion Best in Class winning organizations and other award winning employers,  the components described below appear to be consistently present within organizations whose supplier base diversity is: diverse due to intentional actions and policies and practices, and is associated with an effective strategy and/or measurable results.

Value Proposition

Research on Black Women Entrepreneurs:  Past and Present Conditions of Black Women's Business Ownership
National Women's Business Council

Supplier Diversity Toolkit

University of Washington's Foster School of Business

NMSDC Economic Impact Report

National Minority Supplier Diversity Council

The Evolving Case for Supplier Diversity
Ray Sharma

Supplier Diversity: A Winning Strategy in Tough Times
Chris Atwell
 

A Blueprint for Success
National Minority Supplier Diversity Council

ISM Supplier Diversity Survey
Institute for Supply Management

Supplier Diversity: Paradigm Shift
Kenton Clarke


 

Getting Started


Best Practices in Supplier Diversity Development
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

Taking Supplier Diversity to the Next Level
Diversity Inc.
 


Best in Class - Supplier Diversity

2012 - CMHA
2012 - Eaton
2012 - Federal Reserve

2013 - CMHA
2013 - Huntington
2013 - Kent State University


How to Structure Internal Support for Success


Samples of Inclusive Contract Language 2012 (document)
from: "Making Supplier Diversity Work for You --- What Every Corporation Needs to Know" Supplier Diversity & Second Tier Workshop. Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

Highmark procurement Second Tier Report (document) 
from: "Making Supplier Diversity Work for You --- What Every Corporation Needs to Know" Supplier Diversity & Second Tier Workshop. Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

Sample Policies


Tools & Resources


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