The Supplier Diversity component of our Corporate Development Program (CDP) is designed to help train and integrate qualified and certified minority suppliers into the provisioning of products and services for our commercial and telecommunications customers. WWT's Supplier Diversity is designed to strengthen minority and woman-owned businesses and provide knowledge-sharing opportunities and support. Our goals are simple:
Provide direct referrals to our customer-base for non-competitive service/product offerings
Mentor relationships aimed at strengthening and enabling MBE/WBE companies
Develop collaborative business ventures with WWT
A qualified business enterprise must be certified by a local, state, regional or national agency and be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more of the following:
- Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) - is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated and controlled by minority group members. "Minority group members" are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. Further, the management and daily operations are controlled by those minority group members.
- Women Business Enterprise (WBE) - is a for profit enterprise, regardless of size that is at least 51% owned by one of more women or in the case of publicly owned businesses, at least 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more women. The owner must be involved in the day-to-day activities.
In the case of publicly-owned businesses, at least 51% of the stock is owned by a member or members of diverse groups.
Our Supplier Diversity Team also encourages participants to take a leadership role within their community and help identify and mentor other minority business enterprises.
If you would like to become a supplier, please click on the following link: