We partner with diverse suppliers to reflect the multicultural markets we serve.
Strengthening the diverse business community contributes to the overall economic growth and expansion of the nation’s most rapidly expanding market segments. That’s why at UnitedHealth Group, we actively seek to partner with diverse suppliers that reflect the multicultural markets we serve.
Our Approach to Identifying Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers
Our sourcing teams actively work to identify opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and other Historically Underutilized Businesses. We also work with state and local government agencies, minority business groups and advocacy organizations to identify sourcing opportunities for diverse suppliers where possible.
Partnerships with Supplier Diversity Advocacy Organizations
We are corporate members of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We also support 24 NMSDC regional affiliate councils throughout the United States and nine states through our affiliations with WBENC.
Supplier Diversity Program Certification
Certification is important for the credibility of our program, as it validates the ownership of our suppliers. To be included in UnitedHealth Group’s Supplier Diversity Program, we require firms to be certified as minority- or women-owned businesses by a third party certification agency. Examples of third party certification agencies include: The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), or the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. We also recognize certifications from other third party certification organizations.
Learn more about the UnitedHealth Group Supplier Registration program