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Learn more about UniGroup's Supplier Diversity Program and how you can register in our supplier diversity database.

Doing Business with UniGroup

UniGroup adheres to the principle of clean and open procurement. Economic inclusion and supplier diversity is the core of our diverse and inclusive procurement practices. We follow the principles of openness, justice, fairness and efficiency, and are subject to supervision to protect the interests of all stakeholders.  

Creating economic empowerment through diversity and inclusion 

UniGroup’s DEI Statement

UniGroup is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse supplier network.  By creating an environment where all cultures are respected, we create better experiences for the customers and communities we serve. We believe employees, suppliers and customers win when our teams feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work — while respecting and appreciating one another’s differences and maintaining a comfortable, professional working environment. 

UniGroup Supplier Diversity Program

The UniGroup network is constructed primarily of small businesses, so we have a unique understanding of the importance and impact supplier diversity and power of entrepreneurship has on our employees, supply chain and the communities we serve.

It is our goal to promote and improve our business processes, such as procurement and supplier selection, to ensure fairness. The UniGroup Supplier Diversity Program creates mutually beneficial business relationships where we track our spend on a quarterly basis with qualified diverse suppliers who demonstrate the ability to add value and provide high-quality services that are competitively priced and aligned with our business needs.

Our Policy 

It is our policy to provide maximum practical opportunity to diverse suppliers to provide goods and services to the company as part of our corporate procurement process. The use of diverse suppliers is an integral part of our purchasing procedures, just as equal opportunity employment is central to our personnel policies and procedures. 

We recognize supplier diversity creates a competitive advantage for our company and positively impacts the global community. We believe the success of the company and society depends on enabling diverse businesses to share and grow in the global market. 

 Qualified suppliers include, but are not limited to:  

  • Minority-owned businesses  
  • Women-owned businesses  
  • LGBT-owned business  
  • Small, disadvantaged businesses  
  • Disabled owned businesses.  
  • Veteran-owned businesses  
  • Small businesses  

What we buy 

When buying goods and services, we try to find the best total value as efficiently as we can. 

Areas we purchase include, but are not limited to: 

  • Auto carriers 
  • Career assistance
  • HR, benefits and training 
  • Media management 
  • Educational system 
  • Office and cleaning supplies 
  • Technology-related products 
  • Insurance-related products 
  • Site and commercial services 
  • Travel and transportation 
  • Meeting and event planning 
  • Administrative spend 
  • Logistics and associated services 
  • Energy Services – fuel and utilities

Interested in Becoming a Potential Supplier?

Our procurement professionals use several sources to identify qualified suppliers. Our supplier diversity database is the first stop in our supplier searches.

Registration in our supplier diversity database will:

  • Ensure we have your most up-to-date business information.
  • Enable you to email relevant files that will help us fully understand your company’s capabilities.
  • Confirm your company satisfies our “proof of certification” requirements.

To be added to our database, please email our Procurement team.

Once you’ve registered

  • You will receive an email confirming your information was received.
  • We will contact you if we have questions or need additional information.
  • We will contact you regarding next steps only if opportunities at UniGroup exist matching the products and/or services that you provide.

Please note: Registration in our Supplier Diversity database does not certify a supplier as an approved, qualified or authorized UniGroup supplier; guarantee award of a UniGroup contract; obligate UniGroup to solicit a request for quotation; or indicate that your company will be considered to bid on procurement opportunities.

Advocacy groups and agencies UniGroup is affiliated with include, but are not limited to:

Women in Trucking

Supplier Performance Expectations 

We expect suppliers to provide top-quality products and services, innovate and think strategically. For more information, please review UniGroup’s Code of Conduct.

Questions about Supplier Diversity at UniGroup? 

Please contact UniGroup’s Corporate Communications team at to learn more about our DEI efforts. 

Interested in Becoming a Potential Supplier?