Supplier Diversity Development
The Centers of Excellence (COE) are regional business modules designed to strengthen corporate supplier diversity processes and to help minority businesses compete in a global environment. Corporate participants have the opportunity to nominate MBEs in their region to participate in these modules and be an integral part of their growth. The business modules—comprised of eight to 10 corporate members, 16-20 MBEs and an affiliate council president— are committed to enhancing the supplier diversity process by implementing NMSDC minority business development best practices. Each module is facilitated by an NMSDC affiliate regional council and is 18-24 months in duration. DuPont proudly supports and participates in this program, collaborating with EMSDC. Learn more at: https://www.nmsdc.org/programs/centers-excellence/
The DuPont Accelerate in 4 Supplier Development Program is a diverse vendor development program. It is our latest corporate-wide initiative to address how to engage and develop highly talented diverse suppliers in our supply chain. Our Supplier Diversity Advisory Council will formally launch this educational series on 4Q2019 in partnership with Global Procurement.
UniTier: New 2 Tier System
As a global company, we recognize the value of a diverse supplier base providing DuPont with the goods and services for our operations. An effective Supplier Diversity program allows qualified suppliers an opportunity to meet the needs of DuPont, while at the same time, supporting the businesses and communities where we live and operate.
We strongly encourage our Suppliers to make reasonable efforts to purchase goods and services from small and diverse suppliers. In support of this effort, DuPont captures second tier expenditures at both the direct and indirect levels.