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[Diversity & Inclusion] Diversity Certifications: Eligibility & Benefit

A supplier diversity program is a proactive program that encourages the procurement of goods and services from businesses owned by a diverse cross-section of different groups of people, including (but not limited to) minorities, women, the disabled, the LGBT community, and veterans. A Supplier Diversity commitment benefits a company because it: Promotes innovation through the entrance of new products, services, and solutions. Provides multiple channels from which to procure goods and services. Drives competition (on price and service levels) between the company's existing and potential vendors.