Supplier Diversity



As an agency with SBE, WBE, and DBE certifications, Gerard is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive supply chain that reflects the communities we serve. Our supplier diversity policy aims to:

  • Support local economic growth
  • Promote equal opportunities for diverse suppliers
  • Drive innovation through varied perspectives
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Key Principles

  1. Partnerships:

    We are dedicated to creating lasting partnerships that drive mutual success and contribute to a more equitable business landscape.

  2. Engagement:

    We actively seek out and engage with suppliers owned by underrepresented groups, including but not limited to:

    • Minorities
    • Women
    • Veterans
    • LGBTQ+ individuals
    • People with disabilities

    Gerard encourages all qualified suppliers to participate in our procurement processes and we’re dedicated to maintaining fair and inclusive practices in supplier selection and management.

  3. Compliance monitoring:

    Gerard regularly reviews and measures the effectiveness of our supplier diversity initiatives to ensure continuous improvement and meaningful impact. This includes:

    • Data collection and tracking
    • Regular reporting and analysis
    • Supplier diversity scorecard
    • Internal audits
    • Third-party verification
    • Technology integration
    • Supplier feedback and engagement
    • Transparency and accountability

    By implementing these monitoring and compliance measures, we’re able to ensure that our supplier diversity program remains effective, accountable, and aligned with our broader diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

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