Developing mutually beneficial and successful partnerships.
Supplier Diversity is a business strategy that ensures a diverse supplier base in the procurement of goods and services for any business or organization. Novant Health defines Supplier Diversity as the proactive development of mutually beneficial and successful partnerships with suppliers that are 51% owned, operated and controlled by one of the following groups: MBE: Ethnic minority-owned (Black/African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander), WBE: woman-owned, VBE: veteran-owned, SDVBE: service-disabled veteran-owned, DOBE: disabled-owned, LGTBE: LGBT-owned, SDBE: small disadvantaged-owned and/or HUBZone.
Novant Health recognizes that every person is different and shaped by unique life experiences, enabling us to better understand and compassionately connect with our team members and the communities we serve. Novant Health Supplier Diversity is an integral component of our core value of diversity, inclusion and equity. We embrace diversity, intentionally engage human differences and view these differences as strengths. We strive to provide the appropriate access to opportunities and resources to attain the highest quality of life for our workforce and communities. We extend this belief to our supply chain and actively seek to incorporate diverse and small businesses into our network to reflect the diverse communities in which we serve and to have a positive economic impact on those communities.
How to Connect with Novant Health
Are you a diverse supplier interested in making healthcare more remarkable? Click here to learn more about how to register with Novant Health through our Supplier Diversity program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find answers to the questions we get asked the most about Novant Health’s Supplier Diversity program and how to partner with us.
Click here for helpful tools and organizations to support your diverse business in networking, certification and more.
Partnerships & Community Engagement
Novant Health recognizes that diverse businesses remain challenged with securing capital for business growth, thereby impacting their ability to compete more effectively. That’s why we partnered with M&F Bank to provide the Diverse Supplier Community Reinvestment Program, which offers expedited access to bank loans at competitive rates.
Local/Community Organizations include:
- Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC)
- Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce
- Disability: IN-NC
- Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC)
- Latin American Chamber of Commerce Charlotte (LACCC)
- North Carolina Veteran’s Business Association
- NC MWBE Coordinator’s Network
- U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Southeast Region (USPAACC-SE)
- Genesis Block
- Kairos Center
National Organizations include:
- Disability: IN
- Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC)
- U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
- National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
- National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC)
Novant Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or age with regard to admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.