Supplier Diversity @ Lenovo
Lenovo supports diverse suppliers as a natural part of our business strategy in order to create a diverse and competitive supplier base, as well as to strengthen economic development in historically underutilized communities. Lenovo is committed to maximizing the inclusion of diverse suppliers by identifying opportunities, developing and incubating relationships, creating processes that encourage diverse supplier integration, and building on our culture of inclusion.
"Diversity is in Lenovo’s DNA. Valuing and respecting diversity and cultural integration is the foundation of Lenovo’s heritage. Lenovo is forging The Lenovo Way culture through its value of a diverse supplier base as partners in innovation, creativity, and performance excellence.” – Yolanda Conyers, Chief Diversity Officer
“Lenovo’s supplier diversity program builds on our proven commitment to diversity across the company. Maximizing the inclusion of small and diverse suppliers into our sourcing activities will create an increasingly competitive supplier base, which ultimately will ensure the greatest value for Lenovo.” – Gerald Gross, VP of General Procurement & Operations
Lenovo’s Supplier Diversity program is designed to provide opportunities for the following certified and/or verified small and diverse businesses:
- Women-owned businesses (WBE)
- Minority-owned businesses (MBE)
- Veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (VOBE & SDVOBE)
- Persons with disability-owned businesses (PWD)
- Small businesses (SB)
- Small HUBZone businesses (HUBZone)
- Small disadvantaged businesses (SDB)
To qualify as a woman-owned business, company must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens who are women.
To qualify as a minority-owned business, company must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens from any of the following ethnic groups: Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic American, or Native American.
To qualify as a veteran-owned or service-disabled veteran-owned business, company must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens who are veterans or service-disabled veterans.
To qualify as a persons with disability-owned business, company must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens who are persons with disabilities.
To qualify as a small business, company must qualify as a small business under the Federal criteria and size standards in 13 CFR 121 (see FAR 19.1). Click here for details.
To qualify as a small HUBZone business, company must be located in a Historically Underutilized Business district and certified by the Small Business Association. Click here for details.
To qualify as a small disadvantaged business, company must qualify as a small business (defined above) and be at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Click here for details.
Certifications and Verifications Accepted
- Women-owned businesses: Women Business Enterprise National Council
- Minority-owned businesses: National Minority Supplier Development Council
- Veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses: Department of Veterans Affairs or National Veteran-owned Business Association
- Persons with disability-owned businesses: US Business Leadership Network
- Small Businesses: Registration in the Federal System for Award Management or self-certification, if requested.
- Small HUBZone businesses: Small Business Administration
- Small disadvantaged businesses: Registration in the Federal System for Award Management or self-certification, if requested.
Lenovo also accepts certification by state agencies and entities, such as the North Carolina Department of Administration (NC HUB Certification).
Diverse Supplier Registration
We welcome all small and diverse suppliers who can add value to our business and meet our requirements on a competitive basis to register as prospective suppliers. If you qualify as a small or diverse business with the appropriate certifications/verifications, and are interested in registering, please complete the Diverse Supplier Registration Form below.
Download the form here: DIVERSE SUPPLIER REGISTRATION FORM
Once completed, please return your signed form and any relevant certifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Diverse Supplier Registration qualifies your company for consideration in the bidding process. It does not guarantee that your company will be awarded business with us.
For inquiries about our Supplier Diversity Program, please email
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