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, disabled and small business enterprises located in HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones). We also work with state and local government agencies, minority business groups and advocacy organizations to identify sourcing opportunities for diverse suppliers.
Partnerships with Supplier Diversity Advocacy Organizations
We are active members of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We also support 11 of the NMSDC regional affiliate councils throughout the United States and nine states through our affiliations with WBENC.
Supplier Diversity Program Certification
In order to be included in our Supplier Diversity program, we require firms to become certified as minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned or small business concerns by one of the following agencies: The National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the U.S. Small Business Administration or any city, state or regional third party certifying organization.
Learn more about the UnitedHealth Group Supplier Registration program >