BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diversified Maintenance, a leading facilities maintenance service provider, announced it has spent over $14.5M with diverse-owned businesses in 2021. The Company's D&I program includes different initiatives designed to create a workplace without biases and barriers through inclusive hiring practices and intentional efforts to select diverse-owned suppliers from industries such as facility services, professional services, apparel, and Jan/San, to name a few.
Diversified Maintenance has a growing base of diverse partners that include companies that are classified as small, disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and LGBT-owned, among many others. The Company's supplier diversity strategy includes engaging with organizations like the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Disability:IN, and the National Veteran Business Development Council to identify new diverse suppliers to work with.
"Over the past year, Diversified Maintenance has been deeply committed to Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Supplier Diversity at every level of the Company. Our insightful and comprehensive program is designed based on a wide-ranging set of metrics that drive change in the workplace as well as in the communities where we work and live," said Ciara Lilly, VP of Diversity and Inclusion at Diversified Maintenance.
She added, "As our supplier diversity program evolves, we will continue to maximize our resources to expand our network of diverse suppliers while also empowering our team to connect them to opportunities within our company. We know that we have an exciting opportunity to support the growth and development of many small and diverse businesses, and the best part is, we're just getting started."
About Diversified Maintenance
Diversified Maintenance has been providing client-focused, quality maintenance solutions to facilities across the United States for over 45 years. For more information, visit www.diversifiedm.com