Supplier Diversity Policy
At MyECOplanet, LLC (“MyECOPlanet”), we believe that supplier diversity provides us with a significant position of strength in which to support our customers and perform in the markets we serve. We are proud to support alliances with minority and women owned business enterprises (“M/WBE”) and service-disabled-veteran-owned business enterprises (“SDVBE”) and enthusiastically embrace the clear vision and mission that guides our diversity initiatives.
MyECOPlanet’s policy underscores the company's commitment to the M/WBE and SDVBE programs by stating that maximum opportunity will continually be afforded to minority, women, and service-disabled-veteran-owned businesses to participate with us as suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors of goods and services. MyECOPlanet believes this program has the potential of creating better partners, stronger customers, and economic growth for our business partners, customers and employees. The policy ensures strict compliance with all regulatory agency requirements as well as with federal, state, and local procurement regulations and programs.
We recognize that our business performance is evaluated by tapping into the expertise and creativity of all MyECOPlanet suppliers and service providers. By utilizing and partnering with diverse suppliers, we will continue to establish a supplier base that positively contributes to our competitive advantage.
Minority, women, and service-disabled-veteran-owned business enterprises (MWSDVBE) are viewed as a natural part of MyECOPlanet’s business environment. We plan to grow the number of MWSDVBE businesses to supplement how we meet our business objectives.
Definition of M/WBE and SDVBE
MyECOplanet’s supplier diversity program includes minority-owned business enterprises (MBE), women-owned business enterprises (WBE), and service–disabled-veteran-owned business enterprises (SDVBE).
Businesses eligible for MBE or WBE status must be at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by men and/or women who are
Businesses eligible for SDVBE status must be at least 51% owned by one or more service-disabled-veteran individuals.
Should you be interested in being a supplier, these associations may help businesses that want to be classified as MBEs, WBEs, or SDVBEs.
The following organizations in Houston can assist business with the certification process:
Local Certification Organizations for MBEs, WBEs, and SDVBEs
National Certification Organizations for MBEs, WBEs, and SDVBEs
The following national organizations can assist business with the certification process:
The following government organization links are provided to help individual businesses know about resources that may help them be certified as an MBE, WBE, or SDVBE. The Small Business Administration within your local area or appropriate state agency may also be used for certification purposes.
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We will continue to be proactive and to improve how we attract diverse suppliers. MyECOPlanet is committed to this goal and is assertive with appropriate initiatives to support the goal.
We will promote this philosophy and incorporate it into our business development efforts, yielding better financial performance for MyECOPlanet and a positive economic impact in the communities where we do business.
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