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Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

At Commerce Bank, we’re dedicated to building strong communities. We believe small businesses are the foundation of a thriving community – as is diversity and inclusion. Put those together, and you can see why supplier diversity is a focus for us. Continue reading to learn more about what supplier diversity means to us, as well as how to participate as a supplier.

Program mission

The Commerce Bank Supplier Diversity program aims to establish and build relationships with certified diverse enterprises to supply Commerce Bank’s operating needs while helping those enterprises grow.

What is Supplier Diversity?

There are a variety of purchasing needs at Commerce Bank. These vary from location to location, but we commonly hire external contractors for building services, landscaping services, office supplies and printing services, and technology services and supplies. With each hiring decision we make, we ensure all suppliers have a fair chance, and we encourage diverse suppliers to apply.

The Importance of Supplier Diversity

As a super-community bank, we are deeply involved in the communities where we live and work. The neighborhoods we serve are diverse, and we believe our business practices – from how we recruit team members to which paper supplier we hire – should reflect the community.

We also believe that by hiring local suppliers, we’re able to put resources back into the community to further enrich the local economy.

Eligibility requirements

We have very high standards for our organization and the products and services we offer. We expect those same high standards from our suppliers.

If you can provide high quality products while helping us find ways to lower our costs, this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

To qualify for our Supplier Diversity Program, a company must be certified as owned by one or more of the following: minority, woman, veteran, small business, or Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT).

Contact information

Questions? We’d love to chat. Email us at supplierdiversity@commercebank.com.