Aligning our spending with our values.
At Adobe, we’re using our purchasing power to promote the things we care about as a company. In 2018, we launched our Supplier Diversity program to ensure that we purchase more goods and services from businesses that are certified as majority-owned and operated by women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. In doing so, we can help underrepresented groups succeed while we benefit from the ideas and innovations that diverse perspectives bring.
How we’re increasing supplier diversity.
From big strategic purchases that affect all Adobe offices to individual buying decisions made by employees traveling for business, purchasing happens at all levels of the company. The concept of supplier diversity is relatively new at Adobe, so we’ve begun by raising awareness among our employees that they can help foster our values when they spend money on behalf of the business.
We ask employees to actively seek out diverse suppliers and include them in their bidding processes. Employees can work with their partners in Adobe Procurement to identify suppliers and add diversity clauses to their RFPs and contracts.
Adobe Procurement is also working with our large, publicly owned suppliers to encourage them to work with diverse suppliers themselves and institute inclusive practices — like fair-pay initiatives — for their own employees. Together, we can expand economic opportunities for underrepresented groups and make all of our businesses stronger.