Wesco is committed to leading and driving socio-economic growth through Supplier Diversity and promoting the participation of minority-, women-, aboriginal-, disabled-, veteran-, and LGBTQIA+-owned enterprises in our distribution business.
Wesco is committed to promoting the participation of Diverse Business Enterprises (DBE) and Federal Government Small Business Administration (SBA) defined businesses in our distribution business. We increase company value working with certified DBE and SBA businesses through purchasing or reselling opportunities, participating in teaming arrangements and subcontracting whenever practical. We are equally committed to growing our diverse vendor network. We strive to strengthen our supplier diversity engagements to contribute to the economic growth and expansion in the communities we serve.
Strengthen our diversity supplier community economically.
Offer DBEs and SBA defined businesses an opportunity to compete on an equal basis.
Support the demand from customers for value-added and third-party certified diversity partners.
Focus on building an authentic and engaging culture of inclusion and diversity.
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.
We recognize the benefits that a network of diverse businesses bring 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.
Diversity Alliance Network
Wesco’s Diversity Alliance partners provide customers with a direct procurement solution. A network of trusted and vetted third-party certified companies aligned to Wesco’s sales teams. They provide value-added solutions, along with access to Wesco’s 1.5M products to help customers meet diversity goals.
Diverse Supplier Network
Wesco partners with diverse suppliers to enhance our supply chain. Our program creates growth opportunities for suppliers and creates a Tier 2 diversity solution for our customers. Meaning when a customer has a diversity spend requirement, we work to find the right suppliers to fulfill their needs.
Both Wesco models are permissible under the law, and the customer may take a DBE credit.
Wesco is committed to the development of diverse-owned enterprises.
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 that support initiatives our customers require; add value to the communities in which we conduct business; and strengthen our corporate citizenship and partner with minority-owned businesses.
At Wesco, we are committed to being champions in the I&D and supplier diversity space. We are proud to announce we are corporate sponsors of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Our partnership with the NGLCC will be a catalyst in driving engagement with the LGBTQIA+ community in the marketplace, workplace and the communities that we serve.
We’re also proud to announce that we have joined the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business to expand our supplier diversity growth efforts and provide procurement opportunities to Indigenous businesses in Canada. The program ensures that 51% owned Aboriginal and controlled businesses can be easily identified by industry segments, government and other organizations looking to grow their diversity spend.
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.