A Message from Jacklyn Sturm
Corporate Vice President General Manager, Global Supply Management
Our global initiative to spend $1 billion annually with diverse-owned businesses by 2020 will generate a more inclusive and more innovative supply chain. It’s an opportunity to strengthen our competitive edge with diverse suppliers who add greater value to our business. Creating more opportunity for diverse businesses to thrive empowers their communities where they hire and spend. So we invite you to partner with us as a supplier, and bring your unique contribution to Intel’s next technology experience.
Our 2017 Inclusion Progress
Being transparent about our progress to a more diverse and inclusive supply chain is imperative to our effort. Our actions and pace turn goals into reality. You can see highlights below, view the full report, or read more on our blog.
Categories of Diverse-Owned Suppliers
We recognize a diverse supplier as being 51% owned and operated by a person in any of these categories.
Outside of the U.S., local laws vary, but the women category is the most broadly accepted diverse category.
Spending with Diverse-Owned Suppliers
In 2017, we exceeded our goal, spending a total of $650 million with diverse-owned suppliers.1
We look for ways to apply our technology to address global challenges while serving as a role model for how companies should operate. Because of that, our commitment to diversity and inclusion does not stop at the U.S. border—our commitment is global.
Intel expects all suppliers to be strong partners that help build successful solutions while understanding our goals and commitments to a responsible supply chain. Diverse-owned suppliers may end up working directly with Intel as tier 1 suppliers or with one of our prime suppliers in a tier 2 capacity. In this way, all of our suppliers, even public non-diverse companies, can create opportunities and contribute to inclusive business.
What entities does Intel work with for supplier diversity certification?
Industry recognized certification agencies include, but are not limited to:
• National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
• Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
• National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
• WEConnect International
• Minority Supplier Development China (MSD China)
• Minority Supplier Development United Kingdom (MSDUK)
• Broad-Based Black Eonomics Empowerment Program (B-BBEE)
• Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
• Jasmine: WEConnect Israel
Benefits of certification
Note that benefits vary by entity and you should contact the most relevant one for your business.
• Inclusion in a database managed by the certifying entity, which member corporations access to identify potential suppliers
• Access to listings of supplier diversity and procurement executives at hundreds of major U.S. corporations and federal, state, and local government entities
• Access to mentoring, education, and capacity development offered by the certification agencies
• Promotion opportunities in national business fairs and conferences
• A network of support and advocacy
Diverse-owned businesses may see increased visibility as we work to create more opportunities for diverse-owned businesses. As part of our commitment to supplier diversity, we sponsor a select group of diverse-owned Intel suppliers to attend executive training programs from renowned institutions every year.
Having signed the White House’s SupplierPay Pledge, expedited payment terms are also available for certified small businesses in the U.S. If a diverse-owned business is also SBA certified, they are eligible for this program.
News & Events
- Gazelle Award granted to Intel by the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council
- Intel recognized by WEConnect International for commitment to supplier diversity
- Intel recipient of Top Corporation award by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
We participate in conferences and workshops hosted by major certifying organizations throughout the year and in various countries where we operate. If you see us as a sponsor, please come out to meet us. We hope to see you!
Supplier diversity began in the 1960s as a government program to support minority entrepreneurship and small business development. Recently, it has gained momentum in the private sector with more and more businesses adopting it as a part of their social responsibility. Although the concept began in the U.S., it has been spreading internationally as a best practice for multinational corporations.
How do I become a supplier to Intel?
Start by filling out the Prospective Supplier Application Portal. Please note that registering does not imply a contract, nor does it constitute a guarantee of future business with Intel, or obligate Intel to solicit requests for quotations.
What does classified or certified supplier status mean?
“Classified” diverse suppliers have been identified as diverse through an informal process, but have not gone through the formal certification process with an industry-recognized entity. Intel strongly encourages all classified suppliers to become certified as diverse wherever possible. “Certified” diverse suppliers have gone through the certification process by a recognized certifying entity. Certifying agencies administer a vetting process to ensure that the business is compliant in terms of their diversity requirements and update member corporations about the status of a company should their diversity standing change.
What does Intel report for diverse spending?
Intel collects available data related to our supply chain including certified, classified, tier 1 and tier 2 metrics. We publically report aggregated tier 1 and tier 2 direct spending only with certified diverse suppliers. We measure as many elements of supplier diversity data as possible to inform our program and stakeholders of the impact we have through our supply chain on our communities.
How Our Non-Diverse Suppliers Create Inclusion
• Contact your Intel procurement representative for reporting expectations and guidelines
• Report your spending with diverse-owned subcontractors related to Intel work
• Ensure that those diverse-owned subcontractors are certified through an industry-recognized certification agency
• Mentor diverse suppliers
• Join Intel at an event to recruit diverse suppliers
Product and Performance Information
Data is from calendar year 2017. Supplier diversity spending includes global tier 1 procurement spend with certified diverse-owned businesses and global tier 2 reporting of our prime suppliers' aggregate spend with certified diverse-owned businesses directly related to Intel contracts. Minorities include African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American in the U.S. Minorities outside of the U.S. vary by country and are in accordance with local law. Diverse categories are voluntarily provided by the businesses for certification with a third party and available certification varies by country due to local law.