US Supplier Diversity Policy

Our company is committed to a diverse and inclusive supply chain-one that is reflective of the communities where we live and work. Our commitment is founded on the belief that a diverse supply chain, just like a diverse workforce, contributes to our success and growth. Our Supplier Diversity/Small Business Program is dedicated to developing and utilizing small, local, and diverse businesses that help us solve our most challenging  issues in our serve delivery  while supporting our commitment to fostering economic development and supporting local economies. We are committed to promoting, increasing, and improving the business participation of underrepresented business enterprises in our procurement process, with a primary focus on Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), and Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE).

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Through this procurement policy, we intend to make our operations more sustainable by:

  • Upholding the laws and regulations of the respective communities we operate in

  • Endorsing the highest standards of economic, social, ethical, and environmental practices

  • Identifying and moderating risks associated with our procurement process

  • Communicating the policy with stakeholders (internal and external) and raising awareness among our suppliers

 

In accordance with our commitment to the highest standards, we also expect our suppliers to aspire to the same standards in their business operations, including but not limited to:

Environment:

  • Comply and adhere to all the applicable environmental laws in respective countries/jurisdiction

  • Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility​

 

Business Ethics:

  • Obey all relevant domestic laws regarding ethical business practices

  • Demonstrate the existence of procedures to prevent:

    • Money laundering

    • Fraud, bribery, corruption

    • Conflicts of interest

    • Data security issues

 

Labor and Human Rights:

  • Comply with all applicable laws, in accordance with the principles of the International Labor Organization, the UN Global Compact, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Prohibit slavery and the use of forced, bonded, or child labor across the supply chain

  • Prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment to provide a safe and inclusive work environment

Community Development:

  • Provide employees with a living wage, at a minimum

  • Partner with local governments to improve the educational, cultural, economic, and social well-being of communities in which they operate

Categories of goods and services we purchase include, but not limited to:

  • Professional services (e.g. temporary staffing, legal, coaching)

  • Facilities (e.g. maintenance, repair, painting, lighting, cleaning, supplies)

  • Office services (e.g. catering, meetings, & events)

  • Marketing (e.g. creative, photo/video, promotional services)