Supplier Diversity Vision and Mission
Our supplier diversity vision
Be the corporate leader in making small, woman-owned; minority-owned; HUBZone; veteran-owned; and service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses a natural part of our business environment, creating an advantage for our customers and achieving long-term growth and business success.
Our supplier diversity mission
FirstEnergy recognizes the importance of supplier diversity in all aspects of our business and Supply Chain practices. By creating sound business relationships, we strengthen economic development and viability for all parties, while providing a value-added strategy that creates a competitive advantage.
Our policy statement
FirstEnergy is committed to supplier diversity as one of the key core values that are fundamental to achieving our vision of providing superior value to our customers and investors.
Supporting diversity is essential when locating sources of materials and services, selecting suppliers, and managing supplier and contractor relationships. Inclusiveness provides real business opportunities to traditionally underused suppliers. Diversifying our vendor base also helps enhance competition among suppliers, resulting in increasingly innovative products and services, improved reliability, and lower costs.
"Every employee and business unit needs to be vigilant in supporting supplier diversity and sharing the vision of inclusiveness as we work to make our supplier base as diverse as our customer base."
President and Chief Executive Officer