Supplier Diversity at McGraw Hill
Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion lies as the heart of everything we do at McGraw Hill. From the suppliers we work with to the learners we serve, we recognize the importance of diverse ideas, experiences and perspectives to help us empower students and educators to unlock learning outcomes. In doing so, we learn from one another, understand our customers better, and will be the change we want to see in ourselves, our company and the world.
At McGraw Hill, our vision is to unlock the potential of each learner. Our ability to exceed our customers' needs and produce programs and materials that reflect the diverse backgrounds of the students we serve is critical – and a robust supplier diversity program is key to accomplishing this mission. McGraw Hill is committed to demonstrating our commitment to equity and social responsibility by fostering a more diverse supplier base and contributing to the economies of the communities in which our suppliers live and work.
Our Program & Commitment
Supplier Diversity programs are defined as a proactive program that promotes and encourages the procurement of goods and services from diverse businesses, while delivering broader societal benefits through economic opportunity. Our Supplier Diversity program creates opportunities for McGraw Hill to partner, and form relationships, with certified diverse suppliers to add value to our businesses and provide innovative solutions supporting our business needs, while maintaining our standards for excellence, effectiveness, and efficiency.
Doing Business with McGraw Hill
At McGraw Hill, Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to achieve diversification at every level of our supply chain through our Supplier Inclusion program. To achieve this, we are actively seeking out, and promoting the procurement of goods and services from certified minority, woman, veteran - service disabled, veteran-owned, LGBTQ+, and disabled owned businesses. This program is vital to McGraw Hill's success, as it represents a shared vision for a more inclusive future and path forward to creating opportunity and prosperity for all our suppliers. To learn more about who we are and what we do, contact us today.
How to Become a Certified Diverse Business
If you're wondering if certification is right for you or your company, please check out the national certifying bodies below to learn more about the steps involved.
**More than 12,000 minority-owned businesses belong to the NMSDC, along with 1,750 corporate members that rely on the organization to find diverse suppliers.
**The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), is the business voice of the LGBT community, dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community. NGLCC provides procurement opportunities at the federal, state, and local level, bridging economic opportunities with suppliers and corporate partners.
WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.
The National Women's Business Council is a non-partisan federal advisory committee serving as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, the U.S. Congress, and to the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration on issues of importance to women business owners and entrepreneurs.
Although the SBA is primarily known as an agency that gives loans to small businesses, it is also the primary certifying body for the Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, HUBZone Program, and 8(a) Business Development Program.
The Vets First Verification Program places the highest priority on service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and then veteran-owned small businesses for Veterans Administration purchasing and procurement.
The National Veteran Business Development Council is the leading Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. NVBDC also provides a Fastrack process for business with existing status through the NMSDC, WBENC, or NGLCC.
Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide, serving as the collective voice to effect change for people with disabilities in business.
Click here (PDF) for a list of other city and/or state certifying agencies: That includes departments of transportation, affirmative action offices, unified certification programs and more.
* Certification requirements, costs, and processes may vary.
**McGraw Hill is currently affiliated with both local and national chapters of the NMSDC, as well as the NGLCC.