Supplier Diversity

Who We Are

We believe that including diverse suppliers in our sourcing process provides us the greatest opportunity to develop the most innovative, highest quality, and most cost-effective business solutions. Through direct experience, we know this strengthens our company on the inside and supports communities on the outside. We strive to ensure that our business leaders have a broad understanding of the business case for working with diverse suppliers and the competitive advantage that a robust Supplier Diversity process provides the company. We invite you to be part of the magic!


What We Do

We support The Walt Disney Company's diversity strategy by developing and leading a world-class Supplier Diversity process that:

  • articulates the value of a robust supplier diversity process
  • enables diverse suppliers to compete for sourcing opportunities
  • facilitates a healthy, fact-based dialogue between Disney and external interest groups


How We Do It

Identification – We identify minority, woman, veteran, and/or service-disabled veteran owned enterprises businesses for Disney professionals that are capable of meeting our business requirements.

Qualification – We determine relevant MWVBE business criteria such as competencies, geographical scope, and capacity.

Due Diligence – We validate MWVBE status through certification compliance. We use WBENC, NMSDC and Department of Veterans Affairs to verify certification.

Outreach – We actively seek diverse suppliers through participation in national, regional and local minority-and women-owned business development organizations, advocacy groups and trade shows.