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Value Added Partnerships: Supplier Diversity & Facilities Maintenance

Contributed by Cindy Fetters, Regional Sales Executive

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the workplace is a business imperative with numerous benefits for both, employers and employees. While D&I within the workforce is more than a trend to follow and has progressed to become a crucial business strategy, it is also important to support D&I in external channels, such as supplier diversity. Although an external collaboration for businesses, supplier diversity also contributes to new perspectives, fresh market insights, and stronger partnerships.

Supplier diversity is a key strategy for companies that embrace D&I across all organizational levels and aspects. Similarly, a substantial strategy for supplier diversity is one that is not limited to procurement of physical goods and material only. In fact, supplier diversity in other channels such as service partners is equally important, including a company’s janitorial and facilities maintenance service provider.

In facilities maintenance services, Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) present the opportunity to partner with a service provider that fosters its growth in minority-owned partnerships while enhancing the diversity spend for businesses. The benefit of achieving the diversity spend objectives, on the other hand, must never be accompanied with poor service quality and standards. It is in fact critical for MBE facilities maintenance partners to consistently meet customer requirements while maintaining a high level of quality and productivity.

Diversified Maintenance offers MBE partnership through Environmental Service Systems (ESS). The companies continue to maintain their longstanding partnership for more than 20 years. The collaborative efforts are aimed at providing customers with tailored solutions that meet the highest service quality standards while also attaining diversity participation goals for the customers. When Diversified Maintenance designs a facilities maintenance program for customers seeking partnerships with MBEs, the customer enters a contract with the Company’s MBE partner ESS. At the same time, customers are entitled to make direct payment to ESS to facilitate easy tracking of payment transactions and achieving diversity spend objectives. To learn more about a value-driven MBE partnership with quality facilities maintenance services for all types of industries, send me a note at: Cindy Fetters