At Nordstrom, we are committed to working with diverse-owned businesses. For us, it is vital to have partnerships with viable suppliers that provide us with a competitive advantage and provide our customers with the products, services and experiences they want.
Through our Supplier Diversity Program, we recruit and introduce vendors to all areas of our company, including merchandise, supplies and services, and construction. The program provides opportunities for businesses owned by minority, female, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, veteran and disabled individuals to offer services and products to Nordstrom and our customers.
Our hope is that the business opportunities that come from this program will also aid in boosting economic growth of the communities in which we serve. Our program has grown substantially since its inception in 1989, spending more than $12 billion with diverse-owned businesses.