Supplier Diversity Certifications Programs

What is Supplier Diversity?

Is a business program that encourages the use of diverse-owned businesses such as: minority certified and historically underutilized business vendors, as suppliers.

For a diverse-owned business to be able to take advantage of Supplier Diversity & Procurement opportunities, it must become certified. The HCCL will help you to connect and find out if there is a certification that can benefit your company and get educated on the process.  If you are a diverse supplier that wants to connect with corporate America, we can connect you with the appropriate certifying entity. There are numerous agencies to register with, but you should certify only with those certifying bodies that you want to do business with. You must identify if you want to do business with private sector, public sector, local or national.

The HCCL is proud to serve Hispanic Business Owners by facilitating access to Supplier Diversity programs for most major companies, these programs represent an opportunity to actively pursue a more equitable economy.

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is committed to increase the business opportunities for our community’s small and emerging businesses (SEB) by encouraging the hiring of local vendors for the purchase of goods and services.

Blue Cross Blue Shield vision for diversity and inclusion is to integrate diversity into all business practices, they define diversity as appreciating, valuing and capitalizing on individual differences. And we encourage the inclusion of characteristics, qualities and features that make individuals different from others.

Small Business Contracting, is part of the Port’s Procurement objectives, with the aim to increase the proportion of funds spent with qualified local and small business firms in construction, professional services, and goods and services.

To achieve the goals for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, the City of New Orleans operates the Office of Supplier Diversity.  The Office of Supplier Diversity is the City’s department that oversees certification, compliance, outreach, training and capacity building for local, small and disadvantaged businesses in the City of New Orleans.

Tulane University provide opportunities for Certified Small Business Vendors to join their pool of suppliers.

Ochsner Health is proud to serve Louisiana and the Gulf South and we remain committed to shaping the future of healthcare. As the largest employer in the state, our mission is to create diverse and inclusive healthcare by acknowledging differences and valuing individual contributions.

Entergy has long been recognized as a business partner of choice that works with the people in the communities. Entergy’s Supplier Diversity and Development group is proud of its involvement in the progress of helping build diverse suppliers while help them understand Entergy’s business practices, policies and requirements.