We look for ways to apply our technology to address global challenges while serving as a role model for how companies should operate. 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.
Diverse-owned businesses may see increased visibility as we work to create more opportunities for them. The first step is to get certified. We recognize a diverse supplier certified as being 51% owned and operated by a person in any of these categories: women, minority, veteran/service disabled, LGBT, and diverse-abled.
Frequently Asked Questions
Start by applying at our 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.
“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.
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.