Why Work With Us
The Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and our mission is to use the mechanisms of Supplier Diversity as an engine for economic development in under-served communities.
The ROI of Supplier Diversity
On average, supplier diversity programs add $3.6 million to the bottom line for every $1 million in procurement, according to a Diversity Best Practices report.
An added ROI of working with diverse companies is finding innovation. After all, these young businesses are finding new ways of competing, and working with them gives a buyer an edge.
Last, working with underserved communities enhances corporate reputation, and strong corporate reputations, in turn, drive higher market values.
Here's How Your Business Growth Reduces Poverty
We have identified high-poverty areas in our community and established Economic Empowerment Zones (EEZ) to address this imbalance. Our EEZ program, which consists of suppliers, small and large, leverages the economic fuel created by transactions between these diverse suppliers and corporate America. Thus creating a mechanism that produces positive economic outcomes and a way to lift the communities out of poverty.
What we do for the community is important and valuable. Why we do it is life changing!