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Our strength is tied to our communities

The Citizens Bank Supplier Diversity Program promotes an inclusive business environment committed to sustaining economic growth by supporting diverse business owners. A diverse supplier base is critical to a successful business and an important part of our culture.

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We believe that the performance of our suppliers has a direct impact on the quality of our products and services. As such, we select suppliers based on quality, service, and value. Working with a diverse supply base enhances our supply chain while maintaining both economical and social benefits. We know it’s important that our supplier base reflects the diversity of our customer base, and represents the communities in which we live and work and trade. While upholding both the wider procurement principles, policies and codes of other national and international standards, and by embracing the philosophy of continuous improvement, we strive for a supply chain that is diverse, inclusive, and reflective of the markets we serve, and which is accessible and efficient for all the suppliers we work with.

Program criteria

To qualify as a diverse supplier, the business owner must be a U.S. citizen, actively involved in the daily operations, and own at least 51% of the business. Citizens defines a diverse supplier as one of the following:

  • Minority Owned
  • Woman Owned
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Owned
  • Veteran Owned
  • HUBZone

All Diverse Businesses must be certified and show proof of certification. Certification must come from one of more of the following entities:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council/Affiliates
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council/Regional Partners
  • LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Veterans Administration
  • Federal Certification
  • State Certification

How to register to become a Citizens Bank supplier:

If you’re interested in pursuing the opportunity to become a Citizens Bank Supplier, complete the online supplier registration form. By completing this form, you will provide us with information about your organization and what you supply. This information will be held on file and may be used to assess your suitability to be considered to provide goods or services to us. This does not constitute as pre-qualification status.

Citizens Bank is proud to work with the following organizations:

  • Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)
  • Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC)
  • Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC)
  • Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC)
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ (WBEC)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

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