We strive to work with suppliers that generate social and environmental impact when choosing the goods and services we purchase. Qualifying diverse suppliers include:
- Minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs)
- Women-owned business enterprises (WBEs)
- Disability-owned business enterprises (DOBEs)
- US Veteran-owned business enterprises (VBEs)
- LGBTQ+ owned business enterprises (LGBTBEs)
To qualify as one of the above business types, the business must be 51 percent owned, operated, managed, and controlled by an individual or individuals in the respective group. We strongly prefer and encourage our suppliers to be certified by federal, local, state, or third-party certification organizations.
In addition to diverse suppliers, we seek to collaborate with those organizations that qualify as small businesses.