The GE Supplier Diversity Program was launched in 1974 to ensure that we focus on doing what is right for our communities and our Company. We engage our pool of suppliers for best practices and high-quality goods and services, while enhancing economic opportunity. We believe that excellence in supplier diversity can result in excellence in supply chain management and lead to growth for all. We continually strive to grow our diverse supplier base, and annually, we recognize those in the Company who successfully support our Supplier Diversity Program.
Core components of the GE Supplier Diversity Program are as follows:
Proud member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC),
- a national voluntary organization of large companies and certified minority-owned businesses that is dedicated to promoting supplier diversity
The Extra Step Award Program, which recognizes and rewards GE employees in the United States for finding, developing and doing business with competitive women-, veteran- and minority-owned U.S. suppliers
- We present the Extra Step Award at GE corporate headquarters to employees throughout all of the GE businesses, with senior executives participating in the ceremony. The award includes a trophy, a financial reward and recognition across the Company, and has been given to more than 600 employees since 1976 for their efforts in finding, developing and doing business with competitive women-, veteran- and minority-owned U.S. suppliers.
- Individual businesses also participate in regional and local supplier diversity activities to support their specific business needs.