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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
To be added to our database, please email our Procurement team.
Once you’ve registered
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:
We expect suppliers to provide top-quality products and services, innovate and think strategically. For more information, please review UniGroup’s Code of Conduct.
Please contact UniGroup’s Corporate Communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our DEI efforts.