BUILDING INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE OPPORTUNITIES
We're committed to building inclusive and sustainable business opportunities for women-, minority-, veteran-, LGBTQ+- and disability-owned partners. Since 2003, we’ve invested in and celebrated entrepreneurs through our Supplier Diversity Program, which has helped drive innovation, create jobs, and foster a positive impact in the communities we serve. In fiscal 2022, we drove $3.4 billion across Tier 1 and Tier 2 diverse suppliers.
In fiscal 2021, we launched our Tier II supplier diversity program to drive greater spend from our direct, or Tier I suppliers, to the diverse businesses with whom they do business. Leveraging the capabilities of our new program, we can better ensure that a portion of the money we spend on products and services, even with suppliers that are not identified as diverse, makes its way to diverse enterprises. In addition, to support our Tier II suppliers, we provide supplier development programs and mentoring to assist diverse suppliers with business growth, and we partner with organizations that provide certification, education and opportunities for capital and networking.
We are proud to use diverse suppliers in our product assortment across our stores. From our garden assortment to our hardware, décor and more, our diverse suppliers provide quality products to meet our customer needs. We partner with many organizations to provide invaluable resources to diverse suppliers, including: