Supplier Diversity

Supporting business and expanding opportunities.

Overview

Diversity in our supply base is integral to our continued success. Our Supplier Diversity Program is designed to promote, increase and improve the participation of diverse businesses within our supply chain. It provides Comcast purchasers with reliable resources, creates jobs, strengthens our purchasing power and builds value for our shareholders. 

 

We aim to provide equal access and opportunity to all suppliers, and to facilitate nondiscriminatory business relationships with diverse firms.


Companies can qualify as diverse suppliers/vendors if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

  • Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE)

  • Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE)

  • Historically Underutilized Business Enterprise (HUBZone)

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)

  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

  • Small Disadvantaged Businesses

Those interested in doing business with our company through the Supplier Diversity Program should be able to meet the following requirements:

  • Financially sound

  • Able to deliver a quality product or service

  • Capacity to serve existing and new business

  • Commitment to service and responsiveness

  • Current diverse supplier certification from appropriate council or government agency

Comcast and NBCUniversal have also developed a Tier II (subcontracting) program for vendors that may not be able to work directly as primary suppliers. We partner with non-diverse prime contractors and strongly encourage joint ventures, partnerships and subcontracting as methods to create additional business opportunities for diverse vendors.

 

Featured Supplier

Our business moves fast and evolves constantly. Embracing diverse suppliers and finding smart ways to source our business needs is mutually advantageous for our business and for diverse suppliers.

 

When the everyday pace is lightning fast and innovation is the standard, supplier diversity is an important component to the success of our business operations. We practice and prioritize developing mutually beneficial relationships with our diverse suppliers. Successful partnerships provide jobs and economic capacity for the communities where we live and work. And, suppliers' innovative capabilities, cultural ingenuity and creative perspectives on products and services offer us a competitive advantage. At Comcast and NBCUniversal, we welcome the best and most resourceful vendors whose products and services help us do our jobs better.

 

Partnerships & Recognition

Active partnerships with organizations that support the inclusion of all vendors is a key success factor for our Supplier Diversity Program. Comcast is proud to support and collaborate with partner organizations to increase economic capacity for organizations and owners representing diverse communities.

 

Comcast and NBCUniversal partner with supplier diversity organizations throughout the country. Our partners include:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

  • National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)

  • U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

  • U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC)

  • The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

  • National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC)

  • National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

  • Walter Kaitz Foundation 

We are honored by the recognition our Supplier Diversity Program received in 2014 and 2015:

  • Comcast Corporation ranked among Black Enterprise’s “35 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity.”
  • Comcast NBCUniversal has been named among the National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s (NaVOBA) “2015 Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs.”
  • DiversityBusiness.com ranked Comcast NBCUniversal 27th among its “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities” (Div50) for 2015, marking our tenth consecutive year on the list and second year at #27.
  • The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) named Comcast NBCUniversal among the “2014 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”
  • DiversityBusiness.com ranked Comcast NBCUniversal 27th among its “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business in 2014.”
  • Comcast NBCUniversal was honored among United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (USHCC)’s Million Dollar Club ($100M-$250M category), which recognizes corporations and procurement executives who actively demonstrate an unwavering commitment to Hispanic Business Enterprises through their work with Hispanic suppliers.
  • For the second consecutive year in 2014, U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) named Comcast NBCUniversal among its Best of the Best lists for “Top Veteran-Friendly Companies” and “Top Supplier Diversity Programs.”
  • For the second consecutive year in 2014, Hispanic Network Magazine named Comcast NBCUniversal among its “Best of the Best” in “Top Diversity Employers” and “Top Supplier Diversity Programs.”
  • For the second consecutive year in 2014, Professional Woman’s Magazine named Comcast NBCUniversal among its “Best of the Best” lists for “Top Diversity Employers” and “Top Supplier Diversity Programs.”