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.