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Supplier Diversity

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Message from Our CEO
Mission Statement
Our Objectives
Program Participant Qualifications
Frequently Asked Questions
Register as a Supplier
Our Commitment
Key Focus Areas
What We Buy

Message from Our CEO

At ADP, the slogan “In the Business of Your Success” goes beyond the commitment we make to our clients to provide quality services and solutions to move their business forward.  It also means that we support diverse businesses in the communities where we live and conduct business. We are proud members of many communities around the world, and we take our obligations as a corporate citizen very seriously.

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Mission Statement

As a global leader in business outsourcing solutions, ADP recognizes that creating partnerships with diverse suppliers is a major competitive advantage and a powerful business tool.  ADP’s supplier diversity mission is to build relationships with and purchase goods and services from certified diverse enterprises owned by minorities, women, veterans and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender that can help ADP achieve its growth objectives.

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Our Objectives Include:

  • Actively seeking certified diverse suppliers.
  • Ensuring the inclusion of diverse suppliers as a part of our strategic sourcing and
    procurement process.
  • Communicating the value of supplier diversity both internally and externally to all stakeholders.
  • Leveraging our supplier diversity results to meet our client’s supplier diversity requirements.

We will measure our success based upon our ability to attain and exceed these objectives.

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Program Participant Qualifications

To participate in the ADP Supplier Diversity Process, a business must be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by member(s) from one of the following targeted enterprises or other businesses recognized by the SBA:

  • Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
    – Hispanic
    – African American
    – Asian
    – Native American
  • Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (VBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT)

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To help ensure that our bidding opportunities reach all eligible diverse businesses, ADP works in conjunction with and accepts third-party certification from the following organizations and councils:

  • Affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Affiliates of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • Certification from additional city, state, or Federal agencies may also apply

To participate in the ADP Supplier Diversity Process, a company must have a current third-party certification from one of the above organizations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register as a supplier?
What is ADP's commitment to the supplier diversity process?
What are the key focus areas?
What does ADP buy?

For more information about our Supplier Diversity Process and how to participate,
please contact:

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Global Procurement
1 ADP Boulevard
Roseland, NJ 07068
Toll Free: (866) 888-4026

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Register as a Supplier

If you qualify as a diverse business and possess a current certification from a certifying agency such as NMSDC, WBENC, NGLCC or a city, state or federal agency, you are invited to complete our online supplier profile. By completing this profile, your company information will be entered into our database of potential suppliers.

Please be aware that this registration does not qualify you as an approved supplier. This step is the beginning of the process that allows your company information to be made available to ADP's procurement team for potential opportunities.

To learn more about the process or to begin online registration please click here.

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Our Commitment

Leadership Commitment
ADP maintains strong and active relationships with a diverse and highly qualified group of suppliers.

Program Commitment
ADP is committed to building a strong Supplier Diversity Process. The foundation consists of internal and external deliverables to help ensure success for all ADP stakeholders.

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Key Focus Areas

Objective Measurements – establishing and meeting company and departmental goals and objectives that support our overall diversity strategy.

Tracking and Reporting – monitoring and reporting our progress toward achieving our supplier diversity goals and objectives with a strong emphasis on continuous improvement.

Training and Education – helping to ensure that associates in decision-making positions throughout our organization understand ADP’s supplier diversity principles and commitment.

External Outreach Activities – seeking diverse suppliers through active involvement with national and regional minority business development organizations and participation in   matchmaking and procurement events.

Communications – educating employees, management, diverse suppliers, and the community-at-large on our supplier diversity process, policies and achievements.

Tier Two Program – working with ADP prime suppliers to achieve supplier diversity at multitiered levels within our supply chain.

Awards Program and Recognition – highlighting and rewarding the hard work and outstanding efforts of our employees, suppliers and community partners.

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What We Buy

ADP’s Global Procurement Department is the primary provider of ADP’s purchasing needs globally. Here are some examples of the products and services purchased by ADP:

Commodities Description
Office Supplies All supplies
Hardware Desktops, Laptops, Servers, Printers
Software and Computer Peripherals Desktop and Server Applications, Computer Accessories
Promotional Items ADP Logo Items (e.g., Shirts, Hats, Jackets)
Staffing Services IT, Administrative, Project Management
Relocation Services Moving, Transportation, Lodging
Building Maintenance and Operational Supplies Janitorial/Cleaning, Building Materials
Furniture and Furnishings Office Furniture, Carpet/Floor Covering
Travel and Entertainment Car Rental, Fleet Services, Lodging, Transportation, Air Travel
Professional and Consulting Services IT, Marketing, Communications, Training, Other

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