Cascade Energy has built a reputation for conducting our business with integrity, responsibility, and fairness. These values are the foundation of our relationships with our suppliers and business partners.
We recognize the importance of having a diverse supplier pool that reflects our employees and the communities where we work. By working with small and diverse suppliers, we tap into new ideas that add value to our business and help us achieve our corporate goals. Our Supplier Diversity Policy helps us attract qualified small and diverse suppliers to support our business needs. It arose from our commitment to ensuring that diverse suppliers have an equal opportunity to be included in our strategic sourcing and procurement process. At Cascade, we think fair business is good business.
As part of our commitment to diverse business enterprises (DBEs), we routinely track and report on our company’s spend on DBE subcontractors and vendors. Our latest report, the 2019 Mid-Year Supplier Diversity Update, offers a glimpse into how we distribute our DBE spend across the many small and diverse-owned companies we do business with. It also outlines our plans to improve our internal tracking systems and expand our support of DBEs.
Supplier Code of Conduct
Doing the right thing is one of Cascade’s core values and we expect the same of those who do business with us. While we recognize that our suppliers may establish their own individual standards, we prefer to do business with suppliers who adhere to the basic principles and ideals outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct. It outlines Cascade’s minimum expectations of our suppliers and is intended to promote lawful and ethical behavior by all parties involved in our business dealings.