Providing equal opportunities for diverse businesses
We bring our commitment to diversity and inclusion to all levels of business operations. It’s why HCSC created a supplier diversity team, which maximizes opportunities for minority, women and other diverse-owned companies to do business with us.
When a need arises, the team seeks out qualified and competitive suppliers with diverse ownership. We don’t just hire these businesses for the immediate need, but also foster long-standing relationships for future opportunities. We look for suppliers that share our values and conduct business in the same ethical manner. All our diverse suppliers are certified and registered.
National agencies whose certification HCSC accepts include:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council
- National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
- US Business Leadership Network
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
Our supplier diversity team is proud to be entering the second year of participation in the Chicago United Five Forward 20/20 program. Chicago United is an organization whose mission is “to achieve parity in economic opportunity for people of color.” Participating companies commit to doing business with five minority-owned businesses in the Chicago area for five years. Our current Five Forward 20/20 suppliers are Anchor Staffing, Kairos Worldwide, Montenegro, Inc., Vivia USA and Wedgeworth Communications.
Learn more about our commitment to supplier diversity.