About Us

The Council for Supplier Diversity was established in 1999 and is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to use the disciplines of Supplier Diversity initiatives as an engine for economic development in under represented communities. We are dedicated to expanding business opportunities for women, minority and service disabled veteran business enterprises. The ultimate outcome is to add economic value to the supply chain while increasing economic opportunities for the diverse business community. We believe that diverse business development is a key component of reducing poverty, lowering unemployment, increasing wealth, and integrating American society. Headquartered in San Diego, California, the Council has developed a reputation as an innovative leader in supplier diversity support and economic development strategy for diverse populations.




What's New At Council! 

“A new year is upon us, and with it comes some new and exciting offerings from the Council. Over the last 15 months we have been working very hard to bring new value to the supplier diversity community. We are happy to announce several value added services. For suppliers, we have new Capacity Building Services to help you obtain capital, reduce expenses, improve operations and increase revenues. Read more... We have also added a national supplier sourcing and opportunity posting service to assist our member corporations. In addition, our universal Supplier Diversity Verification Service has expanded to include all recognized diverse certification categories. This is just the beginning… Please let us know how we can help you reach your objectives in 2015.” Learn more...

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