Amazon uses a variety of strategies to proactively seek diverse suppliers

2023 Billion Dollar Roundtable Best Practices Summit: Inductees




Q: When and why did your company start its supplier diversity program? 

A: Our SDI [supplier, diversity and inclusion] vision is to engage with certified diverse-owned or small businesses to drive economic impact in communities we serve. We strive to support growth, innovation and sustainability among our diverse suppliers to build a more diverse supply chain that better reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities we serve. 


Q: What is the significance of your company being inducted into the Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc. (BDR)? 

A: Our ability to innovate on behalf of our customers relies on the perspectives and knowledge of people from all backgrounds. We think bigger, bolder and better when we have diverse perspectives across our teams, partners and suppliers. While there’s more SDI work to do, we are proud of our progress and honored to be welcomed as a new member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable. It’s a testament to our focus in this area, and the expertise of our supplier partners.


Q: What advice would you give companies aspiring to earn BDR membership?

A: Becoming a BDR member is a tremendous honor, and our team is proud of this accomplishment. Our goal has and will continue to be ensuring an inclusive supply base. We have relied on a cross-functional team to build this program — not just procurement. We use data in every thing we do — from tracking progress to measuring economic impact — and we use a variety of strategies to proactively seek out diverse suppliers, including working with advocacy agencies, attending conferences and searching on social media. 


Q: What is your company’s spend goal with diverse suppliers over the next five years?  

A: We are committed to inclusively utilizing certified small or diverse-owned enterprises globally to create growth, opportunity and impact for these businesses by reflecting the diversity of our customers and the communities we serve.

Our vision is to build a Global SDI Program that benefits communities where we operate and enables long-term economic sustainability for our employees, customers and society.


To learn more about Amazon’s supplier diversity and inclusion program, visit

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