At TJX, operating responsibly is part of our DNA. For us, this responsibility includes valuing diversity throughout our supplier community.
Managed by our Global Sourcing and Procurement group, our U.S. Supplier Diversity Program is dedicated to broadening our supplier options for not-for-resale goods and services in the U.S. Since its inception in 1992, our program has helped to create access for various diverse groups and organizations to our non-merchandise procurement opportunities, and in turn has also helped us to identify the best vendors for mutually valuable relationships. Expanding relationships with diverse suppliers encourages economic development in our suppliers’ local communities. Our program includes businesses that are owned by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities.
In 2018, we were pleased to continue a project in which we supported leaders at local diverse suppliers through mentorships with TJX Associates. Through this program, we aim to build relationships and help support diverse suppliers for continued success.