Wesco is committed to leading and driving socio-economic growth through Supplier Diversity and promoting the participation of minority-, women-, disabled-, veteran- and LGBTQIA+-owned enterprises in our distribution business.

Since 1999, we have distributed quarterly electronic diversity purchasing reports to help U.S. customers report on their indirect diversity purchases from Wesco. As a General Services Administration (GSA) contract holder since 2000, we continuously strive to attain annual small business subcontracting goals. The small business subcontracting initiative focuses on increasing subcontracting opportunities for minority, women and disabled veteran-owned business enterprises (MWDVBEs), as well as HUBZone- and 8-A-certified small businesses to receive maximum practical opportunities in federal government subcontract awards. The program seeks to ensure that domestic small businesses receive a fair and equitable opportunity to compete for and receive subcontracts.

Guiding Principles

Supply chain industrial streamlined solutions.

Strengthen our diversity supplier community economically.

Offer diverse businesses an opportunity to compete.

Offer minority, LGBTQIA+, WBE, DVOB, SDVOB, SBE and DBE businesses an opportunity to compete on an equal basis.

Warehouse supply chain demand from customers for value-added diversity partners.

Support the demand from customers for value-added and third-party certified diversity partners.

Employees building authentic and engaging culture of inclusion.

Focus on building an authentic and engaging culture of inclusion and diversity.

Our Solutions

Our solutions thrive on supplier diversity growth through innovation by introducing new products, driving competition resulting in savings, and through a channel that extends sales reach.

Tier 1 Model (Resellers)

Wesco’s Diversity Alliance network of vetted Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) works directly with Wesco customers providing a Commercially Useful Function (CUF).

Tier 2 Model (Suppliers)

Wesco is dedicated to growing our business with DBE suppliers to enhance both our supply chain and product offering. The Tier 2 Model is a channel for our customers to expand their supplier network through diversity and inclusion, while also acquiring DBE credit.

We recognize the benefits that a network of diverse businesses brings to the communities we serve, customers we supply, and the enterprises we maintain. As a world-class organization, we have prioritized this initiative to help strengthen economic growth in the communities we support.

Wesco is committed to working with minority-owned suppliers.

Wesco is a corporate member of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC), a national network of more than 1,500 of America’s top companies as well as universities, hospitals, and other institutions with supply-chain needs. The NMSDC’s mission is to connect corporate members with qualified minority-owned suppliers of all sizes – Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) – that meet a high standard of excellence.

Our membership drives awareness to Wesco supplier diversity solutions through networking opportunities and by giving us access to an online database of MBEs. We are excited to embrace cultural diversity and commit to working with suppliers who support initiatives our customers require; add value to the communities in which we conduct business; strengthen our corporate citizenship; and partner with minority-owned businesses.

Wesco is a proud supporter of the Diverse Supplier Grant Initiative, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Wesco has donated $25,000 to the Diverse Supplier Grant Initiative to support diverse business owners and contribute to their success.

Learn more about this program.