STEM & Supplier Diversity
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programming is a vital aspect of our country, our community, and our business.
CDI’s Academic Relations team is newly created and focused on identifying and leveraging STEM programs and partnerships across the company that are valuable, effective and consistent in standards. Leveraging a company STEM program strategy provides HCSC with the ability to identify and grow diverse talent needed while impacting local communities by closing gaps on education disparities.
At HCSC, our commitment is to enhance business prospects for all entities by providing equal opportunities for the inclusion of diverse businesses to participate on HCSC contracts. Our mission is to maximize procurement opportunities for minority, women and other diverse-owned companies by proactively seeking qualified and competitive suppliers, to partner in creating cost effective and efficient business solutions.
Our reputation relies on building and maintaining trust and we are committed to managing our business with values that represent the highest standards of quality, integrity, excellence and respect. We seek to develop relationships with suppliers that share similar values and conduct business in the same ethical manner.
HCSC diverse suppliers are all certified and registered companies. This is to assure that the service they provide fits within our company guidelines. Suppliers must provide proof of certification in order to participate in our diversity program. HCSC will monitor vendor certifications on an annual basis. HCSC accepts certification from most of the third-party certifying agencies, including local and state agencies. Please see some examples of the national agencies whose certification HCSC currently accepts.
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
Learn more about Supplier Diversity at HCSC by visiting our website.