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Supplier Diversity Blog by supplier.io

2020 Year in Review – Blogs, Partnerships and The Way Forward


2020 has been tough for many of us. Thanks to the support of our customers and the supplier diversity community, we have continued to successfully support inclusion initiatives globally and look forward to continued progress in the coming years as well. Here’s a quick roundup of 2020.

We continued to move the supplier diversity industry forward by delivering innovative solutions to our customers including but not limited to: 

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Message from Our CEO - 

We couldn’t be more excited about launching the Global Edition. Supplier diversity is important across the world and is a driver of economic development and growth for millions of women, minority, and small businesses everywhere. Our customers are leading the charge in taking this important initiative across the world, and we are happy to be able to support them with a robust set of tools to guide their growth. 

- Neeraj Shah, CEO of supplier.io

Here are a few blogs to help you understand the importance and impact of expanding your supplier diversity programs globally:

Latest Partnerships  


  • ISG, Sievo, Simfoni, SpendHQ, and Suplari to enable customers to gain diverse supplier spend and insight into their supply chain through advanced analytics.
  • Fairmarkit to drive supplier diversity programs through tail-spend. 
  • Craft.co helps customers understand, optimize and de-risk their supplier ecosystem.
  • PaymentWorks uses our data to perform compliance screening and track diverse vendor risk.

Customer Spotlights:  

  • How Eaton Corporation builds a revenue generating supplier diversity program. 
  • Aramark Corporationa global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, over the past decade has built one of the strongest supplier diversity programs in the country, from its purchasing and development of small and diverse suppliers, to measuring its economic impact on spend, tax revenue, and job growth on a Tier 1 and Tier 2 level. 
  • Facebook and supplier.io partnered to address the fundamental challenge of discovering diverse suppliers, but that’s just the beginning. Read more in this case study. 
  • PG&E has developed a supplier diversity program that is critical to its business value chain and future growth. The initiative has grown into one of the premier programs in the nation.
  • Ford Motor Company has a long history of commitment to supplier diversity. The company launched its supplier diversity initiative in 1968, and currently includes diverse businesses owned and operated by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ, disabled, and small business owners. 

List of Our Top Supplier Diversity Blogs in 2020  

The Way Forward

Look out for our latest product updates, releases, blogs, partnerships, webinars on our website and social media channels. If there are specific topics you would like us to cover in 2021, please send us an email!

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The team has a long history in driving innovative solutions in supplier diversity. We believe that companies deserve solutions that are effective and provide measurable value and results. Started more than a decade ago, supplier.io has rapidly become a prominent provider of supplier diversity solutions to leading corporations. We currently support customers in automotive, healthcare, insurance, retail, manufacturing, education, and banking. One in five Fortune 50 company relies on supplier.io.