Xylem recognizes the importance of Supplier Diversity. We are committed to making it part of our strategic sourcing process by providing opportunities for diverse businesses to participate as partners and suppliers in goods and services. Our program’s foundation is driven by Xylem’s most senior leaders and expands company-wide.
We believe this Supplier Diversity Program will help: Support the development of these businesses in becoming competitive performance leaders in their respective industries, promote small business economic growth within the communities served by Xylem, provide focus on diversity as a competitive asset in a performance-based business environment.
We are committed to supporting the growth and development of diverse businesses. When diverse businesses flourish and prosper, the communities they serve share the benefits. When our communities succeed, we all win.
To qualify as a diverse business, Xylem recognizes businesses that have been certified by federal, state or local government agencies or supplier diversity advocacy groups. These businesses usually fall under one of the following categories, including but not limited to:
- Women-Owned Business
- Small Disadvantaged Business
- Veteran Business
- Small, HUB-Zone Business
- LGBT- Owned Business