Supplier Diversity

Helping To Create Opportunities

At TJX, inclusion and diversity have been an important part of who we are for many years. The value we place on diversity extends across our organization and includes our work to create opportunities for our diverse suppliers.1

Since its inception in 1992, our Supplier Diversity Program has been dedicated to broadening our potential supplier base for acquiring not-for-resale goods and services. Over the years our program has expanded to new regions and helps to provide additional opportunities to businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, Aboriginal or Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and more. Through our work, we aim to create meaningful partnerships, increase opportunities for growth and development for diverse businesses, and help contribute to the economic well-being of our communities.

In recent years, we have worked to grow and evolve the program. Our efforts include:

  • Expanding the program beyond the U.S. into additional regions, adding Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Australia.
  • Partnering with regional councils and various organizations. As we do with many of our initiatives across our corporate responsibility programs, we believe that developing partnerships with various organizations and participation in industry groups can help facilitate shared learnings and help us identify certified diverse suppliers in our various regions. See our corporate memberships below.


Supplier Spotlight:
En Pointe IT Solutions

En Pointe IT Solutions is a women- and minority-owned and -operated organization that partners with TJX to deliver a variety of technology-related services, including everything from evaluating engineering environments to planning and implementing various cloud-based solutions. President Kris Rogers and CEO Fiddy Hakim, two of the leaders that make up En Pointe’s primarily female leadership team, strive to help drive positive change in the industry, with efforts including engaging with local and national diversity council partners.

“It's really inspiring to see the commitment of these councils that are truly looking to make a difference. Some companies are just doing it to check a box; others, including TJX, are really trying to do the right thing,” Rogers said.

Supplier Requirements

To support our mission of providing great value to our customers every day, our suppliers must demonstrate:

  • Financial stability
  • Proven history of supplier performance
  • Understanding of TJX’s business and practices
  • Ability to provide high-quality, cost-competitive products and services
  • Ability to scale their business and services to adapt to TJX’s evolving needs
  • Record of and commitment to acting in accordance with our Vendor Code of Conduct, in addition to maintaining the highest standards of business ethics

Certification & Registration for Diverse-Owned Businesses


We encourage certification with at least one of the following:

Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, & Australia

We encourage certification with at least one of the following:

All diverse-owned businesses are encouraged to register on our supplier diversity portal. While registering with us does not guarantee a business opportunity, it helps us better understand suppliers’ capabilities and experience. We contact suppliers that meet our criteria if we have an appropriate, matching opportunity to participate in the request for proposal process or ask that suppliers submit requirements for consideration.

Corporate Memberships

Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council. opens in new window
CGLCC - Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. opens in new window
CWE - Center For Women & Enterprise. Opens in new window.
Disability:IN. Opens in new window.
Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council. opens in new window.
Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada. Opens in new window.
Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Opens in new window
MSDUK. Opens in new window.
National Veteran-Owned Business Association. Opens in new window.
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Opens in new window.
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Opens in new window.
OutBritain. Opens in new window.
WE Connect International. Opens in new window.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Opens in new window.

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1A business that is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a recognized diverse classification.

Updated May 2024