The DiversityInc Top 11 Companies for Supplier Diversity

2017 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity

Companies on this list utilize established best practices to achieve higher percentages of both Tier I (direct contractor) and Tier II (subcontractor) procurement with vendors owned by women, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, American Indians, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. Best practices include:

  • Integrating supplier diversity into corporate goals
  • Having the CEO sign off on supplier-diversity results
  • Auditing supplier-diversity numbers
  • Ensuring suppliers are certified
  • Linking procurement-management compensation to supplier-diversity goals

Top 11 Companies for Supplier Diversity

  1.  Dell 
  2.  AT&T 
  3.  Accenture
  4.  Abbott
  5.  Comcast NBCUniversal
  6.  Hilton Inc. 

  7.  EY 
  8.  Kaiser Permanente
  9.  Marriott International 
  10.  KPMG 
  11.  Eli Lilly and Co.