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Securing Supplier Diversity

We believe an aggressive program to build a diverse supplier base is also a way of giving back – of advancing the cause of social justice in our communities, our nation and our world.

Our supplier diversity program seeks qualified small businesses, especially those owned and operated by minorities, females and service-disabled veterans. When we have trouble finding qualified suppliers in these categories for some particular piece of our business, we look for ways to foster their development and advancement.

To ensure the consistency and quality of our program, Southwire strongly encourages existing and potential suppliers to achieve certified status from one of the following certification agencies:

  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • National Minority Supplier Diversity Council
  • Association for Service Disabled Veterans
  • Utility Supplier Diversity Program, California Public Utilities Commission
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

Just as we lead our industry with advanced products and technology, we intend to lead also with our diverse supplier relationships. We will challenge ourselves to meet ever-tougher diversity goals and will strive to annually improve the percentage of female-owned and minority-owned suppliers Southwire does business with.