Mission & Commitment

Our mission is to advance the economic inclusion of underrepresented businesses and to create shared value across Comcast NBCUniversal and the communities we serve.

 
 
 
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Advancing Inclusion
We are constantly evaluating our supplier base. It provides Comcast purchasers with reliable resources; it creates jobs; it strengthens our purchasing power; and it builds value for our shareholders.
 
 
 
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Providing Equal Access
We aim to provide equal access and opportunity to all suppliers, and to facilitate nondiscriminatory business relationships. We do that through sticking to our ideals: We believe that diversity in our supply base is integral to our continued success.
 
 
 
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Fostering Competition
Creating and maintaining an inclusive supplier base fosters competition. This competition helps keep the costs of goods and services in line with changing market conditions. Additionally, small and diverse businesses help create jobs for people within their regions, thus distributing wealth among members of that community.
Comcast’s supplier diversity program is designed to promote, increase, and improve the participation of diverse businesses within our corporate supply chain – including companies owned by women, people of color, veterans, individuals with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.
Peter Kiriacoulacos
Chief Procurement Officer, Comcast

Program Overview & Expectations

Comcast NBCUniversal’s supplier diversity program offers every business, regardless of ownership or size, an opportunity to compete for business within our company. It is designed to promote, increase, and improve the participation of small and diversity-owned businesses in our supply chain. Additionally we create economic opportunities more broadly across the supplier ecosystem via subcontracting. We understand diversity is our foundation for innovation.

Those interested in doing business with Comcast and/or NBCUniversal must comply with Comcast’s Code of Conduct for Suppliers and Business Partners. They should also be able to deliver a quality product or service, financially sound, committed to service and responsiveness, able to serve existing and new business and have a current diverse supplier certification from an appropriate council or government agency.

Results

$22.7B

spent with diverse Tier I suppliers since 2011

$2.9B

spent with diverse Tier II suppliers since 2012

$902M spent in 2010 vs $3.9B spent in 2019

TIER I DIVERSE SPEND

$140M spent in 2012 vs $449M spent in 2019

TIER II DIVERSE SPEND

Process

Diverse vendors interested in doing business with Comcast NBCUniversal should register their companies using our secure supplier diversity portal.

Tier II Program

Comcast NBCUniversal thanks you for participating in our supplier diversity efforts. We look forward to working with your company to explore better ways to serve our customers, consumers and communities now and in the future. The Comcast NBCUniversal program reinforces our commitment to an innovative and inclusive procurement process. Learn more about the Tier II Program.

Highlights

Additional Information

We believe in providing equal opportunity to qualified suppliers who participate in the bid process. We also know that continuously diversifying our supplier base fosters increased competition and this helps keep the costs of goods and services in line with changing market conditions. Additionally, when we do business with small and diverse businesses, they help create jobs for people within their communities, distributing more opportunity and wealth among members of that community.

We implement best practices to create sustainable relationships with, and economic opportunities for, diverse suppliers. With a goal of developing a best-in-class model, supplier diversity is just one element of our overall diversity, equity and inclusion strategy at Comcast. In addition to doing business with a diverse supplier base, we actively seek to attract, develop and promote a diverse workforce and to support the diverse communities in which our customers and employees reside. Learn more about our company commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion here.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Resources:

 
 
 
National Minority Supplier Development Council logo
National Minority Supplier Development Council
 
 
 
Women's Business Enterprise National Council logo
Women's Business Enterprise National Council
 
 
 
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce logo
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 
National Veteran Business Development Council logo
National Veteran Business Development Council
 
 
 
Disibility:IN logo
Disability:IN
 
 
 
Billion Dollar Roundtable logo
Billion Dollar Roundtable
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