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.
Working with diverse-owned suppliers generates greater innovation and value within our global supply chain. We seek to generate more inclusive sourcing, as demonstrated by reaching our goal a year early to spend $1B annually with diverse suppliers by the end of 2020. This achievement includes spending $279M with women-owned business globally, exceeding our goal of $200M.
Our vision to grow a diverse and inclusive global supply chain does not stop here. We will build on this foundation, growing in more countries and to double our annual spending and expand inclusive sourcing practices over the next decade. Read more on this bold goal and others in Intel’s annual Corporate Responsibility Report.
Inclusion of diverse-owned suppliers continues to be built into our operations and outlined in our Supplier Diversity Policy.
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.
Get certified by industry-recognized, certification agencies.
- Broad-Based Black Eonomics Empowerment Program (B-BBEE)
- Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
- Jasmine: Women enterprise in Israel
- Minority Supplier Development China (MSD China)
- Minority Supplier Development United Kingdom (MSDUK)
- National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
- WEConnect International
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Benefits of Certification (vary by entity)
- 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.
How Our Non-Diverse Suppliers Create Inclusion
We have integrated requirements for including diverse suppliers into our supplier bidding, selection, and management processes, and in our Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. We apply these expectations and requirements to tier 1 suppliers, and we also expect our non-diverse suppliers to report their own spending with diverse-owned suppliers and subcontractors.
You can help us achieve our diversity goals in these ways:
- 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
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.