"In many cases, businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, or other groups are smaller, newer organizations that haven’t had the same exposure as more established companies," said Ruth Johnson, who manages the Supplier Diversity Program in TJX Global Sourcing & Procurement. "In the end, our goal remains to select the best vendors that bring value to TJX. Our Supplier Diversity strategies open possibilities for our company and our partners."
In addition to creating opportunities for diverse companies, our Supplier Diversity Program makes us a valued partner by encouraging our vendors' development, as shown by our relationship with DeMartino Construction. Over the years, DeMartino has helped us build and remodel numerous stores throughout New York and the surrounding areas.
"Right from the beginning, DeMartino Construction demonstrated integrity by building our relationship and caring deeply about their work," said John Cox, TJX Vice President of Construction and Fixtures. "Like all our good partners, they share the core values of TJX."
"TJX helped to put DeMartino Construction on the map, and we've appreciated the added support from the Supplier Diversity program at TJX," says Evelyn. "As a result of becoming a certified woman-owned business, we're now on many more approved bidder lists, and that's a big key to success in our business."