What is a diverse business?
A diverse business has at least 51% ownership, operation, and control by one or more of members of these diverse groups (e.g., Women, Minority, Veteran, LGBTQIA+)
A citizen having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Sub-Sahara Africa. Caribbean natives of African descent are also eligible
A citizen whose origins are from the Asian Indian region. These countries include Bangladesh; India; Indonesia; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
A citizen whose origins are from the Asian Pacific region including the following countries: Cambodia; China; Guam; Japan; Korea; Laos; Malaysia; the Philippines; Samoa; Thailand; Tibet; Taiwan; the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific or the Northern Marianas and Vietnam
A U.S. citizen of true-born Hispanic heritage, from any of the Spanish-speaking areas of South America, and the Caribbean Basin only, Brazilians (Afro-Brazilian, indigenous/Indian only)
A person who is an American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or Native Hawaiian, and a registered member of a tribe
A business which is 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a person(s) with a disability
A small business (according to SBA standards), owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizens, or a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative or an Indian tribe, be located within a "Historically Underutilized Business Zone" and at least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone
A business with at least 51% owned and operated by LGBTQIA+ individual
A small business must meet the SBA size standard, which is usually stated in number of employees or average annual receipts, represents the largest size that a business (including its subsidiaries and affiliates) may be to remain classified as a Small Business Enterprise. Check SBA.gov for current requirements
A company that is at least 51% or more owned and controlled by one or more disadvantaged persons who are socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses
A company that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a veteran. The Department of Defense issues DD214 to veterans as proof of service
Businesses with at least 51% ownership and management by a woman
GE HealthCare expectations on supplier diversity and inclusion.
At GE HealthCare, we believe that every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world. We are committed to ensuring our leaders, employees, and partners embody the highest standards of integrity and inclusion. It is through our unique perspectives and experiences, that we can provide solutions that make hospitals more efficient, healthcare professionals more productive, therapies more effective, and patients healthier.
Embracing diverse viewpoints is pivotal to our success. GE HealthCare’s Supplier Diversity Program consists of a collaborative network of suppliers across our direct and indirect supply bases. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a world class program founded on principles of fair and equitable procurement. With our senior leadership, we will establish clear and measurable targets to assure we are delivering on our commitment to supplier diversity.
As mutual partners, we require all suppliers to contractually commit to the GE HealthCare Integrity Guide for suppliers, contractors, and consultants. Our suppliers must strictly comply with laws, provide a safe and healthy work environment, and meet GE’s standards of ethical conduct relating to human rights, a safe and healthy workplace, the fair treatment of workers, environmental protection, resource conservation and meet our quality standards. Through alliances with diverse suppliers, we collectively hold a clear competitive advantage. We are excited to continue our supplier diversity efforts as we work to build a strong, competitive, and profitable business today and in the future. We greatly appreciate your continued focus and partnership.
Chief Procurement Officer
We welcome suppliers who support our diversity goals. Partners who are agile, and who share and meet our same high demands and quality standards of healthcare manufacturing.
To maintain the integrity of our supplier diversity program, you will need Diversity Certification to confirm ownership, operation and control of your business.
Look for a link to our supplier registration portal, 1st Quarter 2023.