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Catalyst For Change - Tier II Program


Purpose - Increase Inclusion of Diverse Suppliers in the Supply Chain of Tier I Suppliers

Identify opportunity

  • Establish goal by determining supplier’s opportunity for inclusion  

Create Action Plan to drive growth

  • Implement process improvements to include, expand and sustain diverse solutions in organization supply chain
  • Supplier leadership has established goals to  increase diverse spend %
  • Sourcing personnel are training and accountable for meeting these goals
  • Impact to the company is measured in terms of economic growth in [underserved communities, jobs, better products, etc.]

Action - Develop & Maintain Diverse Supplier Partnerships

Diversity Champion(s) within Organization

  • Supplier has a Diversity Champion actively involved in its corporate initiative.

Processes for Improvement

  • Supplier developed its program and implemented improvements to achieve its goals.

Plan for Inclusion of Diverse Suppliers in RFPs

  • Supplier has identified diverse suppliers for RFP projects over the next 12-18 months

Diverse Organization Affiliations

  • Supplier is actively engaged with organizations that promote diverse companies, such as WBENC, NMSDC and other Local/Regional/National organizations

Results - On-time and accurate reporting to CMI

Accurate/Consistent Reporting

  • Information reported is accurate and current.
  • Suppliers are certified by governing organization based on classification

Diversity Spend Goal % Met

  • Supplier has achieved its initial goal for diverse spend %

New Diverse Suppliers in the Supply Chain

  • Matchmakers
  • CMI speakers regarding best practices


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