Supplier Diversity

What We Look for in Suppliers

  • Safe and Environmentally Responsible – We are committed to providing a safe and environmentally responsible workplace, and we expect our suppliers to maintain the highest level of safety and environmental stewardship.
  • Quality – We set high quality and performance standards for ourselves in all we do and require the same from our suppliers.
  • Customer Focus – We aim to work with suppliers that deliver excellent customer service.
  • Cost Management – We prioritize suppliers that consistently provide cost effective solutions and operate efficiently.
  • Continuous Improvement – We want to engage with suppliers that continuously innovate and enhance their products and services.


Supplier Diversity Categories

Diverse Businesses
Diverse suppliers are businesses that Apache determines are at least 51% owned and operated by an individual or individuals that are part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group. This includes the following business classifications:

APA Supplier Diversity Qualifications

Small Businesses
To qualify as a small business, suppliers must be certified with the Small Business Administration and comply with one of the following applicable standards:

APA Supplier Diversity Small Business


Apache uses national and regional third-party advocacy organizations to provide diverse certification status. Third-party certification of diverse suppliers is mandatory. Recognized certifying bodies include, but not limited to:

Tier 2 Program

Our Tier 2 program reinforces our commitment to an innovative and inclusive procurement process. We strongly encourage our prime suppliers to honor their commitment to diversity by providing opportunities to maximize Tier 2 supplier participation when sourcing for Apache goods and services. Click here to learn more and submit your report.

APA Supplier Diversity Register Now


Need help becoming a certified diverse supplier? Contact: [email protected]


Supplier Code of Conduct

Supplier Diversity Statement

Local Economic Impacts

By the Numbers