Supplier Diversity & Development
To identify, prequalify and promote the utilization of diverse suppliers
(i.e., minority, women, veterans, disabled veterans, HUB Zone) capable of
meeting Entergy’s various procurement needs.
• Establish positive relationships for Entergy in the diverse business
• Increase Entergy’s visibility in our diverse community,
locally, regionally and nationally.
• Endorse and implement Entergy’s
commitment to provide increased procurement opportunities with diverse
• Increase diverse suppliers’ awareness of Entergy’s business
operations, policies and business concepts
• Conduct internal awareness
programs within Entergy’s supply chain and other organizations within the
Entergy has long been recognized as a business partner of choice that works
with the people in the communities in which we serve. In 1987, Entergy
Corporation became the first electric utility holding company in the United
States to pledge all its operating companies to the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People's Declaration of Fair Share Principles (the
Corporation still holds this distinction), advancing opportunities for
African-Americans and other ethnic minorities in four major aspects of its
• Board of director representation
• Employment and upward mobility
Supplier diversity (procurement)
• Philanthropic contributions
Entergy’s Supplier Diversity and Development group is proud of its involvement
in the progress of helping build diverse suppliers. Building diverse suppliers
is not always a reflection of the dollars earned, but the strategic alignment
that the suppliers have with ventures of demand for products and services.
Supplier Diversity and Development continues to work with diverse suppliers to
help them understand Entergy’s business practices, policies and requirements.
In doing so, Supplier Diversity and Development provides a necessary resource
to assist diverse suppliers to align and capitalize on business opportunities
and achieve their goals.
Benefits of Supplier Diversity and Development:
• Diverse pool of qualified, diverse suppliers.
• Quality products
and services resulting from increased competition.
• Higher level of
personalized service and flexibility.