Our emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion extends to the partnerships we develop with local suppliers. Through outreach, mentorship, and advocacy we work with small businesses, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses – creating jobs and opportunities in the communities where we work coast to coast.
Extending Our Inclusion Commitment
Centuri’s commitment to Diverse Business Enterprises (DBEs) extends beyond fulfilling spend and reporting requirements. Through RFx, training, mentoring, and certification assistance, we focus on the growth of people and projects for a lasting legacy of continual development and success.
Through intentional opportunities, we’re proud to have nurtured many successful supplier and subcontractor relationships, and we’re dedicated to retaining qualified DBEs. We seek out opportunities to “pay it forward” and continue to use industry best practices through our association with local and regional businesses. This approach has also provided suppliers with access and opportunities across the industry.
As a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, we actively participate in diversity outreach and look to partner with DBEs so that the communities we serve can grow along with us. Setting and attaining goals, increasing the percentage of DBEs in our subcontractor mix, and continuing to increase the amount of work given to these companies aligns with our commitment to Centuri’s Sustainability Framework.
Industry-Leading Supplier Diversity Programs
Supplier diversity is an enterprise initiative throughout Centuri’s family of companies. As part of this initiative, we are an active member of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council and host multiple supplier networking and opportunities events, including our annual Centuri Supply Chain & Diversity Summit.
Our efforts align with our clients’ programs to develop small and minority businesses. Not only do we partner with suppliers to develop them as a true extension of our company, but we empower them through mentorship, education, and training to establish themselves in the industry and grow along with us.
Established 2013 in the Chicagoland area, the Partner Alliance was a first-of-its-kind program in our industry. Guided by values of education, community service, and inclusion, the Partner Alliance is comprised of local and diverse supplier partners who meet quarterly to learn about topics in the industry, best practices, and business opportunities. Each meeting concludes with a community service project.
Centuri is proud to provide opportunities for diverse suppliers in the construction industry, and we are always looking for new suppliers that enhance our diverse offering. Here’s how you can work with us.Become a Supplier