Become a Supplier

Learn more about UniGroup’s Supplier Diversity Program and see how to 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, with oversight from our stakeholders.

DE&I at UniGroup

UniGroup is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse supplier network. By creating an environment where all cultures are respected, we foster 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. We respect and appreciate one another’s differences and maintain a comfortable, professional, inclusive working environment.

UniGroup Supplier Diversity Program

UniGroup’s network primarily consists of small businesses. We both understand the importance of, and support, supplier diversity. We also know the power 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. We track spending on a quarterly basis with respect to qualified, diverse suppliers who demonstrate the ability to add value and provide high-quality, competitively priced services that are aligned with our business needs. 

Our Policies  

We provide opportunities to diverse suppliers of goods and services 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 hiring processes.  

We recognize supplier diversity creates a competitive advantage for our company and know it positively affects 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   
  • LGBTQ-owned businesses   
  • Businesses owned by those with disabilities 
  • Businesses in underserved communities 
  • Veteran-owned businesses   
  • Small businesses   

What We Buy

  • 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 spending 
  • Logistics and associated services  
  • Energy services, including fuel and utilities 

Interested in Becoming a Supplier? 

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

Registering in our supplier diversity database: 

  • Ensures we have your most up-to-date business information 
  • Let’s you email relevant information about your company’s capabilities 
  • Confirms your company meets 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 the 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 the award of a UniGroup contract; obligate UniGroup to ask for a request for quotation; or show 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 our suppliers to provide top-quality products and services as well as to 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 DE&I efforts.