"Dell team members come from all walks of life – with different nationalities, races, gender identities and religions. No matter their background, our workers are valued, respected, and celebrated. Diversity and inclusion play a key role in our culture, which is why we develop relationships with suppliers that reflect our values.
Dell develops strategic, sustainable relationships with a very diverse group of qualified suppliers. Our customers come from every nation, culture and walk of life, and it’s important that all aspects of our business reflect that same diversity."
- Michael Dell, CEO and Chairman
Diverse companies that meet Dell’s procurement specifications and standards of excellence have an opportunity to partner with Dell in delivering quality products and services to Dell and its customers. Each year we spend billions of dollars with diverse suppliers and we are a member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
By working with Diverse Suppliers, we seek to provide opportunities to groups and communities who are or have been historically, socially and economically underrepresented. So, if you’re an enterprise-level venture or independently owned small business majority owned by a woman, minority, member of the LGBT community, or veteran – we’d love to hear from you.
We’re more than happy to work with both independently owned and operated small businesses, as well as larger, more established enterprises – so long as they meet the following criteria:
Privately owned – Your business is majority owned by an underrepresented individual or individuals.
Publicly owned – The majority of your stock is owned by an underrepresented individual or individuals.
The daily management and operations of your business (both private and publicly owned) is controlled by an underrepresented individual or individuals.
The tech industry remains male dominated and that’s a collective loss for us all. A loss of talent, a loss of creativity and a loss of innovation. We’re working hard to tackle this issue by supporting female-owned businesses, and enterprises certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
We’re a company with a global outlook, working across multiple countries at the intersection of many different cultures. Who we work with should reflect this, which is why we’re supporting minority owned businesses, or enterprises certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Awareness and acceptance of the LGBT community and the challenges it faces is on the rise but there’s still more that can be done. We’re happy to support LGBT owned businesses, and enterprises certified by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NCLCC).
We can never repay the debt we owe our veterans, but we’re determined to support veteran, and disabled veteran-owned businesses, and enterprises certified by the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC ) and those that qualify as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Small businesses that operate in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone or (HUBZone) help to bring economic growth to regions in desperate need of it. If your small business is owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens, and at least 35 percent of your staff reside within the HUBZone, we’d love to hear from you!