Supporting A Diverse Supplier Base
The Supplier Diversity & Inclusion (SD&I) program at Altria is not owned by one employee; but all employees. Our SD&I department sets the strategy and partners with national and local certification agencies, such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC), the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Altria's Employee Resource Groups and a network of Supplier Diversity champions across Altria's Family of Companies to drive progress towards our goal to increase our diversity percentage of overall third-party spend.
Altria tracks and reports Tier 1 and Tier II diverse spend. Although Altria strongly encourages national certifications, state certifications (S.W.A.M) are now accepted. For diverse suppliers who prefer not to obtain a certification, a Supplier Diversity Self-Attestation Form can be submitted to email@example.com to attest to your designation.
The goods and services provided by diverse suppliers have helped Altria become and remain an industry leader. To maintain that leadership position, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and to advancing diversity throughout our supply chain. We believe a more diverse and inclusive supplier base will drive innovation, increase competition and provide greater supply chain flexibility.
For questions regarding Supplier Diversity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.