Supplier Diversity


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What is supplier diversity?
Supplier diversity provides all qualified suppliers equal access to purchasing opportunities. It promotes suppliers who reflect the company’s diverse customer base and business community. The program also allows us to cultivate new markets, new customers and new talent in diverse communities while promoting economic development.

Developing partnerships with minority, women-owned and service-disabled veteran business enterprises helps build the world-class supplier base we need. Through the diversity of our personnel, suppliers and customer communities, we are able to maximize growth, competitiveness and customer satisfaction.

Our program focuses on maintaining a balance between high levels of service, quality and competitive pricing, while assisting businesses that have been historically overlooked in the procurement process.
For the opportunity to do business with Waste Management we invite all suppliers to register online.
How do I register to become a WM Supplier?
  • You must complete an online registration form &
  • Be able to show high quality, competitive pricing, exceptional delivery and creative business solutions.
How do I become certified as a diverse supplier?
Waste Management does not certify diverse suppliers. To be considered as a potential diverse supplier, proof of certification is required from one of these organizations:

Note: other city, state and federal certifications may be accepted only where appropriate

Certification verifies whether a business meets the criteria of ownership to qualify as a minority, women-owned, small disadvantaged or HubZone certified business. From start to finish the certification process typically takes between 30 to 90 days. However, certification does not constitute approval of your company as a Waste Management supplier but submitting a supplier profile as a certified diverse company will place your company in our supplier repository (TSMS).
What Waste Management Buys We currently purchase the following products and services:

Building and grounds maintenance Class 8 vehicle repair and maintenance Hurricane/disaster debris removal
Class 8 vehicle parts Heavy equipment rental Heavy equipment parts
Class 8 vehicle sales Labor Computers
Support vehicles service and parts Transportation, hauling, fuel hauling Shop and maintenance supplies
Containers Material sorting Lubricants
Disposal Odor control Uniforms
Employee-related products and services Heavy equipment repair and maintenance Landfill-specific products and services
Engineering Print and stationery Water
Environmental testing Professional services Telecom
Equipment rental Real estate Tires
Fuel and gases Safety supplies Training
Heavy equipment Security Travel
Marketing and advertising promotions Transfer station-specific products and services Office-related products and services