We believe not only in paying it forward but also back
At Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) we are a family of small companies that are all proudly certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB). As a SME US manufacturer we believe that what is good for large corporations is good for smaller ventures as well. We believe that supplier diversity provides us with a significant position of strength in which to support our customers and outperform in the markets we serve. We are proud of our strategic alliances with Minority-, Women-, and Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned business enterprises (MWSDVBE) and enthusiastically embrace the clear vision and mission that guides our diversity initiative.
Our policy is a philosophy that applies to all our suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors of goods and services. BWG believes diversity creates a supply chain that is more flexible and innovative and thus provides greater strategic value for our customers. A supplier base that is diverse helps us better understand and anticipate the needs of the customers we serve. We recognize that our business performance is elevated when we can tap into the expertise and creativity of all BWG suppliers and partners and thus positively contributes to our competitive advantage.
Our suppliers should reflect the people we are in business to serve... our customers.
BWG employees should channel business opportunities to minority and women-owned business enterprises whenever the opportunity arises to procure goods and services from an outside supplier. Our sourcing and procurement process is expected to adhere to this philosophy, with a goal to actively increase supplier inclusion year over year. As a SME ourselves, we believe that helping other SMEs and entrepreneurs move quickly into the mainstream of the economy strengthens the diverse business community economically and BWG takes pride in contributing to the overall economic growth of California and the US. These entrepreneurs broaden market competition, spur innovation and creative approaches to problem solving, and enhance our capability to manage our businesses through all economic cycles. Overall, these entrepreneurs create a thriving, diverse business climate that we ourselves take part. Our goal is to build deep relationships with our suppliers, which will allow us the ability to provide unique insights into emerging markets, enhance our supply-chain, build a loyal customer base, and create wealth in the communities where we, our customers and suppliers do business.
At BWG, our supplier diversity policy focuses on the following types of diversity suppliers:
- Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE)
- Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBE)
- Woman-oned Small Business (WOSB)
- Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB)
- Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB Zone)
- Veteran-owned Businesses (VOB)
- Service-disabled Veteran-owned Businesses (SDVOB)
- Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Products and Services Purchased
- Advertising/marketing services
- General office equipment/supplies
- Chemicals/industrial cleaning products
- Graphic design
- Communications services
- Information technology hardware
- Computers and computer software and software
- Facilities engineering and maintenance
- Marketing communications
- Consulting services
- Outsourced services
- Meeting and event services