High-performance polymer producer Covestro LLC has launched a supplier diversity program in North America. The program will provide small and diverse suppliers opportunities to do business with the company which has operations in the U.S. and Mexico.
The company has created a Supplier Diversity Portal where potential suppliers can register to compete for business with the company. This portal will serve as a hub of supplier information that will be used by Covestro when looking for service and product providers.
Head of business procurement services Stacey Vigliotti explained that they want their supplier base to reflect the diversity of the communities where they work and live and their corporate values. They hope that their supplier diversity program can help them connect with historically disadvantaged firms that share Covestro’s passion for innovation and sustainability.
Supplier Diversity Manager Micah Caporali said they hope to promote the growth of diverse businesses, strengthen their culture of innovation and forge strategic alliances to better serve their customers through this program. President and managing director Haakan Johnson added that they always look for business partners and suppliers that bring fresh and new ideas and they aim to build partnerships with forward-thinking businesses that want to grow with them.