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CVM Supplier Diversity Blog

4 Considerations for Putting Out a Supplier RFP

Are you struggling to find qualified diverse suppliers to meet internal goals? Are you looking to expand your pool of potential diverse suppliers as you build a sustainable, inclusive supply chain? Do you want to normalize the inclusion of diverse suppliers in the procurement process? Enter the well-crafted supplier questionnaire: a tool that can save you time and energy while you gather valuable information and promote supplier diversity.

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Supplier Diversity in the Healthcare Industry


We supplier diversity folks like to talk about what’s going well in supplier diversity. The wins, the success stories, the tools and strategies and initiatives that help us reach our goals, the economic impact, the benefit to the bottom line. But what about areas that still need improvement? It’s difficult to look at our peers, our colleagues, or ourselves and admit that we aren’t doing enough.

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Lightfoot Wins Chicago: What Increased Diversity in Public Office Means for Supplier Diversity

We are living in a historic era of diversity and representation. The 2018 midterm elections saw the most diverse group of citizens sent to public office in the United States since our country was founded.

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What the Growing Role of Women-Owned Business Enterprises Means for Our Communities

In 2018, the #MeToo movement made it clear that women continue to face unequal treatment and challenges in the workplace. Although there’s still considerable progress to be made, the history of women in business proves that change is more than possible—it’s also profitable.

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Supplier Diversity and Employee Diversity: Two Sides of the Same Coin

In the past, businesses viewed corporate diversity initiatives as only a form of social responsibility and a means of complying with national standards. Today, it’s becoming clear that both workplace and supplier diversity have even more potential business payoffs. Among other benefits, supplier diversity has been shown to boost innovation, improve brand perception, drive expansion into new markets, create sustainable business growth, and increase profit margins. As you look to make supplier diversity a priority for your business, however, don’t overlook its equally important counterpart—employee diversity.

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For over a decade CVM's mission has remained unchanged: lead the transformation of Supplier Diversity program management and support Supplier Diversity programs. CVM helps corporate supplier diversity programs in every stage of their evolution; from those that are just getting started, to the most advanced, world-class programs. Equipped with unparalleled data intelligence, superior technology and expertise guidance, businesses can effectively establish and advance their Supplier Diversity initiatives.