Empower your business for success with our supplier diversity program.
Looking for a supplier diversity partner? Office Depot® has the expertise and resources to connect you with an entire network of diverse suppliers who will work directly with you to help you achieve your supplier diversity goals. Complete the form on this page, and let’s start the conversation.
What is supplier diversity?
At Office Depot, “supplier diversity” isn’t a buzzword. It’s a powerful initiative that creates a network of business partners that can increase revenue, innovations and cost savings — and also add economic value by encouraging the growth of diverse businesses. Best of all, supplier diversity helps create jobs to uplift the communities where those businesses are located.
How can supplier diversity help your business?
Office Depot® is proud to offer an exceptional choice of innovative products and services to our customers through our robust supplier diversity program. Our program not only helps our customers in their supplier diversity purchasing initiatives, but also provides opportunities for small and diverse-owned supplier businesses to grow and succeed. These suppliers fall under the following program levels:
Tier I Suppliers
These suppliers sell directly to customers and Office Depot fulfills their orders — providing maximum diversity credit. We provide expertise in the form of partner vetting, executive support, mentoring and field sales support. In addition to Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) certification and Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) certification, Tier I certifications include:
Veteran Owned Business Enterprise (VBE)
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Owned Business Enterprise (LGBT)
Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
Small Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE)
Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SDBE)
HUBZone Small Business Enterprise (HUBZ)
Tier II Suppliers
When customers purchase Tier II solutions from Office Depot, a percentage of their total spend is allocated to diverse vendor products. These products are part of our normal distribution channels, which give our customers the ability to meet their diverse vendor goals within a customized program. We offer 1,500+ products sourced from Tier II Suppliers in our catalog, and we also offer reporting by company name, certification and product details.
Committed to diversity in everything we do
Whether helping businesses achieve their diversity goals or supporting diverse suppliers, people are at the heart of our diversity program. That’s why we recognize the importance of our own diverse workforce, and are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that values and respects the talents and contributions of associates from all backgrounds. It’s why we also established a formal Diversity Council in 2018 to enhance our existing diversity, inclusion and belonging efforts and strengthen relationships in the workplace, marketplace and in the communities where we live and do business.