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:
To qualify as a small business, suppliers must be certified with the Small Business Administration and comply with one of the following applicable standards:
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:
Federal, state and local government offices
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.
Need help becoming a certified diverse supplier? Contact: [email protected]