Supplier Diversity

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Moving Beyond Compliance and Creating Meaningful Value

Equifax positions Supplier Diversity as “Business Diversity” - We strive to expand our connections with suppliers, customers, and communities that align with our company's Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives. At Equifax, we are purposely focused on adaptability in a complex environment, and as such, has made supplier diversity one of the 9 pillars of our ESG priorities. The Equifax Supplier Diversity Program represents the company’s commitment to strategically expand engagement with existing diverse suppliers, and create opportunities for new ones. 

As a global data, analytics, and technology company, we are continuously evolving to deliver insights which are essential to key decisions made that impact people’s daily lives. Diversity at Equifax is an important aspect of how we are guided by our values and purpose. The supplier diversity initiatives we promote support Equifax’s goal to empower individuals, suppliers and communities, in order to help create a more inclusive and impactful global economic environment - keeping in alignment with our singular purpose of helping people live their financial best.

Supplier Diversity and Corporate Citizenship

Equifax seeks to provide a fair opportunity for diverse suppliers to compete for procurement of goods and services that will uphold our business imperative to deliver innovative and differentiated service solutions for customer challenges, and to provide profitable growth for the company, our suppliers, and service providers. We focus on ethical inclusion to create shared value with minority- and women-owned businesses, and show leadership in building the economic strength of companies that buy our products and services, and of the communities in which we conduct business. Equifax has embraced the paradigm shift, and is helping lead the way in showing how the alignment of corporate social citizenship and supplier diversity is a driver of business performance and success - all leading to economic value.

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Equifax establishes key relationships with diverse suppliers to signify the importance we place on collaboration, and to embrace their value to the global economy, with innovation and flexibility - which positively impacts the way we conduct business, and strengthens our access to competitive services.

Women-Owned Business

Minority-Owned Business

Small Business Enterprise

Veteran-Owned Business

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“By strategically aligning our Supplier Diversity Program with Global Corporate Social Responsibility, we are creating a shared business value that is consciously focused on community impact and strengthening opportunities for diverse companies”
Patricia Adams, Global Head of Supplier Diversity
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“Supplier Diversity is more than a key performance metric, we have many minority-and women-owned businesses as trusted vendors. They are a unique network of professionals that drive economic parity, social relevance and business value.”
Tom Latimer, Vice President of Global Procurement, Real Estate and Travel

Membership in and engagement with national and local supplier diversity development councils to communicate opportunities for diverse suppliers, which can help them grow and thrive


Collaboration with Equifax’s buying organizations - Global Sourcing Office, Global Procurement, Data Acquisition, Software Contracts - to identity opportunities and match with diverse suppliers based on capabilities


Identification of requirements within contracts, and ensuring utilization of diverse suppliers with qualifying capabilities and capacity for engagement with Business Units


Establishment of enterprise targets that are aligned with key business strategies, along with ongoing review and reporting of trends and spend actuals

See Who Qualifies
See our Supplier diversity definitions for qualifications
Our Supplier Diversity Policy Overview
Learn more about Equifax investments in supplier diversity
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Community Outreach Activities

Supplier Diversity Commercial Credit Summit at the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RICE)

  • Build Business Credit Profile
  • 360 View of Suppliers
  • Cybersecurity and Your Business
  • Sourcing for Your Business
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National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

Conference - create connections between minority business enterprises (MBEs) and corporations, MBEs and the public sector, and MBEs with other MBEs, to help them benefit from each other; stoking entrepreneurship, employing individuals, and growing wealth for systematically excluded communities
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White House Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit

Success in Contracting & Supplier Diversity; contracting opportunities for minority-owned businesses, and the creation of more mentorship programs for minority entrepreneurs to collaborate with the private sector. Pat Adams, Global Head of Supplier Diversity, participated as a Panelist, providing suppliers with key information on the importance of Business Credit, Financial Health, and Business Risk Monitoring for Small Business enterprises.
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Keep track of your business credit activity

Learn about our Small Business Credit Reports

How to Contact Us

Get more information on how to participate in the supplier diversity program