Visit the Microsoft Supplier Diversity
website for more information.
Tips for doing business with Microsoft:
• Separate your business from the rest. As a supplier, what can you provide to Microsoft that no other supplier can provide? Microsoft is always looking for innovate ways to provide value and solutions to customers. We rely heavily on our suppliers to help create the value and the solutions that Microsoft provides back to its consumers and enterprise customers.
• Focus on three key areas when doing business with Microsoft:
o Provide the highest Value
o With highest Quality
o At the lowest Risk
Did you know?
• Microsoft spent more than $2.2B dollars with diverse suppliers in the US during the last fiscal year (FY15). Forty five percent of the US diversity spend dollars during FY15 were with women owned businesses and Microsoft is constantly thinking of ways to increase diversity spend as we have seen YoY.
Microsoft is currently purchasing goods and services across multiple categories, with diverse suppliers in each category.
“Microsoft serves diverse markets globally,” says Fernando Hernandez, Director of Supplier Diversity at Microsoft, “and we are convinced that our supplier diversity initiatives are a key competitive advantage, helping us win new business, retain customers, and reinforce the Microsoft brand.”
- Fernando Hernandez, Director Supplier Diversity, Microsoft
At Microsoft, we believe in creating opportunities for people to succeed – in our products, in our workplace, and among our suppliers. As part of that goal, we are strongly committed to supplier diversity, which includes seeking certified minority, woman, disabled, and veteran owned businesses to purchase competitively priced and quality goods and services from.