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WWT Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

WWT has developed the Supplier Diversity program from the same foundation as the rest of our business – our clearly defined core values, corporate vision and mission. These principles provide transparency and visibility into our business and define how we engage employees, partners and customers.

Supplier diversity is a critical component of our success.

We believe investing in supplier diversity activities is a critical component of our company's success, which has allowed for overall growth in our small and diverse spending over the last several years.

Vision

To partner with small and diverse organizations that enable transformational business outcomes to drive inclusion and economic growth in our communities.

Mission

To mentor, educate, partner, and develop small and diverse business relationships one opportunity at a time.

Leadership commitment

At World Wide Technology, the importance of supplier diversity to our culture and business is reflected in our values and every aspect of our organization. We are committed to providing small, diverse suppliers (disabled-, LGBT-, minority-, veteran-, service-disabled veteran-, and women-owned businesses) and international business partners in our global communities equal access to direct and indirect business opportunities.  

Program goals

This program is designed to help train and integrate qualified and certified small, minority-, women- and disabled veteran-owned suppliers into provisioning products and services for our customers.

Program goals

Increase opportunity for small and diverse suppliers.

Program goals

Provide mentorship and counseling to small and diverse suppliers.

Advocate for small and diverse suppliers internally and externally.

Participate in events that promote progress within the small and diverse communities.

Key Programs

WWT All-Star Program logo

Provides mentorship, access, recognition and opportunity for our top diverse suppliers.

 

Technician Apprenticeship Program (TAP) logl

WWT and Inspired Solutions created TAP to increase diversity of candidates and address attrition within internal WWT teams.

 

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Lowering Financial Barriers to Opportunity With JPMorgan Chase

WWT is a proud partner with JPMorgan Chase and its Diverse Supplier Grant Initiative. The diverse supplier grant initiative program's objective is to provide Black-, Hispanic-, and Latino-owned businesses with access to capital needed to compete and secure corporate contracts.

Alliances and memberships

WWT's Supplier Diversity program works closely with several key organizations that help amplify our ability to make a meaningful impact in regards to small and diverse business. Some of the organizations we support and accept as certification authorities are listed below.

 

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Diverse supplier requirements

A qualified business enterprise must be certified by a local, state, regional or national agency and be at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by one or more of the following:

Additional programs

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Small business development

We invest in small businesses and enable them to grow and win business in the public sector market.

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Additional programs

Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment to continuously invest in a culture of inclusion that drives shared value across our people, business and community. 

D&I initiatives

Additional programs

ESG

We are committed to making a positive impact on the world by taking care of our people and communities in which we serve.

ESG at WWT

Resources and reports

We have a responsibility to hold ourselves, our partners and our suppliers to high standards of behavior with regard to social, environmental and ethical issues.

 

WWT has established a Supplier Code of Conduct that provides guidelines for performance and compliance with critical social, environmental and ethical issues and expects its suppliers to acknowledge and adopt this code.