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Supplier Diversity


Inclusion and diversity have long been a priority at TJX. The value we place on diversity extends into all aspects of our organization, including our supplier relationships.

Our Supplier Diversity Program is dedicated to broadening supplier options for not-for-resale goods and services. Since its inception in 1992, our program has expanded to help provide additional opportunities to businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities. This, in turn, has helped us identify suppliers for mutually beneficial relationships and has helped to promote economic development in our suppliers’ local communities.

In fiscal 2022, we expanded our Supplier Diversity Program into Canada and the U.K. and added partnerships with several regional councils to help us identify certified diverse suppliers in those regions.




SUPPORTING WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

For several years, TJX has participated in the Corporate Mentorship Program with the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), a Massachusetts-based organization that pairs qualified companies with certified women-owned businesses. This is a natural fit as CWE’s mission of providing opportunities for women in business closely mirrors our efforts to support women in our own workplace. In fiscal 2022, CWE identified a mentoring need at Iterators LLC, an inclusive, women-owned small business that ensures websites and mobile apps are accessible to individuals with disabilities, and matched Iterators LLC with TJX. The mentoring relationship focused on growing Iterators LLC’s business and profitability, including how to articulate business value to clients and enhance marketing strategies.

“My TJX mentor’s guidance allowed us to make changes and secure work we might not have sought before, making our business more sustainable. Perhaps the most valuable part for me was hearing my mentor’s personal stories about business, which showed me how similar we are as humans and made me more confident in speaking about my business.”

Jill Wilcox, Iterators LLC

SUPPORTING WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES



For several years, TJX has participated in the Corporate Mentorship Program with the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), a Massachusetts-based organization that pairs qualified companies with certified women-owned businesses. This is a natural fit as CWE’s mission of providing opportunities for women in business closely mirrors our efforts to support women in our own workplace. In fiscal 2022, CWE identified a mentoring need at Iterators LLC, an inclusive, women-owned small business that ensures websites and mobile apps are accessible to individuals with disabilities, and matched Iterators LLC with TJX. The mentoring relationship focused on growing Iterators LLC’s business and profitability, including how to articulate business value to clients and enhance marketing strategies.

“My TJX mentor’s guidance allowed us to make changes and secure work we might not have sought before, making our business more sustainable. Perhaps the most valuable part for me was hearing my mentor’s personal stories about business, which showed me how similar we are as humans and made me more confident in speaking about my business.”

Jill Wilcox, Iterators LLC

iterators software testing

SUPPORTING WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES



For several years, TJX has participated in the Corporate Mentorship Program with the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), a Massachusetts-based organization that pairs qualified companies with certified women-owned businesses. This is a natural fit as CWE’s mission of providing opportunities for women in business closely mirrors our efforts to support women in our own workplace. In fiscal 2022, CWE identified a mentoring need at Iterators LLC, an inclusive, women-owned small business that ensures websites and mobile apps are accessible to individuals with disabilities, and matched Iterators LLC with TJX. The mentoring relationship focused on growing Iterators LLC’s business and profitability, including how to articulate business value to clients and enhance marketing strategies.

“My TJX mentor’s guidance allowed us to make changes and secure work we might not have sought before, making our business more sustainable. Perhaps the most valuable part for me was hearing my mentor’s personal stories about business, which showed me how similar we are as humans and made me more confident in speaking about my business.”

Jill Wilcox, Iterators LLC

iterators software testing

corporate memberships:

NMSDC - National Minority Supplier Development Council home page

GNEMSDC - Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council home page

WBENC - Women’s Business Enterprise National Council home page

Center for Women and Enterprise home page

Disability:IN home page

NGLCC - National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce home page

National Veteran-Owned Business Association - NaVOBA home page

OutBritain - United Kingdom's First LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce home page

NMSDC - National Minority Supplier Development Council home page

GNEMSDC - Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council home page

WBENC - Women’s Business Enterprise National Council home page

Center for Women and Enterprise home page

Disability:IN home page

NGLCC - National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce home page

National Veteran-Owned Business Association - NaVOBA home page

OutBritain - United Kingdom's First LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce home page

Contacts


Not-for-resale goods or services: Please contact our Office of Supplier Diversity at Supplier_Diversity@tjx.com.

Resale merchandise: Please contact the appropriate merchandise department at 508-390-1000.