We believe that including diverse suppliers in our sourcing process provides us the greatest opportunity to develop the most innovative, highest quality, and most cost- effective business solutions. Through direct experience, we know this strengthens our company on the inside and supports communities on the outside. We strive to ensure that our business leaders have a broad understanding of the business case for working with diverse suppliers and the competitive advantage that a robust Supplier Diversity process provides the company. We invite you to be part of the magic!
We support The Walt Disney Company's diversity strategy by developing and leading a world-class Supplier Diversity process that:
Identification - We identify minority, woman, veteran, and/or service-disabled veteran owned enterprises businesses for Disney professionals that are capable of meeting our business requirements.
Qualification - We determine relevant MWVBE business criteria such as competencies, geographical scope, and capacity.
Due Diligence - We validate MWVBE status through certification compliance. We use WBENC,
NMSDC and Department of Veterans Affairs to verify certification.
Outreach - We actively seek diverse suppliers through participation in national, regional and local business development organizations, advocacy groups and trade shows.
We realize there are many approaches to a diverse supply base for our enterprise. Some of our business needs require large, global companies for national or worldwide deals. Other times we can leverage small, nimble, local vendors that can meet special needs. The companies we evaluate can be national, regional, or local as long as they meet the diverse needs and objectives of our stakeholders.
Interested in doing business with us? Here are the next steps.
For purposes of the Program, we look for suppliers who have been certified by either NMSDC,
or Department of Veterans Affairs as minority, woman, veteran, service- disabled veteran owned enterprises. You should also:
Demonstrate sales volume, profitability, and financial stability in the past three years
When there is a need our sourcing professionals utilize this customized portal to identify new vendors. Please register on our portal. A detailed and current profile on the database will allow our sourcing professionals to easily find you. When there is a match for our business need and your commodity based on the information and capabilities you provide, we can contact you directly.
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