Supplier diversity

Small and diverse businesses have a major impact on the economy. By providing equal opportunities for diversity business enterprises to compete for our business, both Eaton and our communities benefit.

Eaton is committed to continuing to enhance our award-winning supplier diversity strategy to create long-term and sustainable economic impact in the communities in which we live, work and serve.

Rogerio Branco, Senior vice-president, supply chain management

Introduction to supplier diversity

Strategy and objectives

Promoting an environment for diversity businesses to thrive needs a proactive procurement strategy.  The mission of supplier diversity at Eaton is to achieve community and economic impact by including diverse companies throughout our supply base.


Our supplier diversity team commits to creating a sustainable diverse sourcing strategy by focusing on these objectives:


We strive to build strategic partnerships based on three important pillars: innovation and value; economic inclusion; and business development.

  • Increase participation of diverse businesses throughout our supply chain.
  • Set and achieve annual diverse spend targets across all areas of spend.
  • Use advanced analytics to conduct benchmarking and continuous improvement.
  • Actively participate in diversity conventions, events and education organisations.


Strategic partnerships

We strive to build strategic partnerships based on three important pillars: innovation and value, economic inclusion and business development.

Affiliations and certifying agencies

Eaton's award-winning supplier diversity programme is a corporate member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.


Certifying agencies help Eaton in maintaining its third-party verified database of diverse suppliers.


For information about certification, visit:


National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Small Business Administration (SBA)

National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)


How to register

Learn how the diverse supplier programme works, who is applicable and register in three simple steps.