Our Supplier Diversity program is focused on increasing and strengthening partnerships with diverse suppliers, which include minority, women, LGBT, veteran, and disability-owned businesses that are considered to compete for contract opportunities within our supply chain. Approximately 1,300 of our vendors are diverse, self-classified, or third-party certified.
"Diversity is central to ViacomCBS’s culture and our brands, and we are deeply committed to cultivating an inclusive environment for our employees, audiences and partners in everything we do. Not only are we are committed to the representation of all of our diverse communities across our media properties, but off screen, we also recognize the tremendous importance of a diverse employee population and inclusive supplier base."
President and CEO, ViacomCBS
We support our Supplier Diversity Initiatives with outreach programs that include showcases, conferences, and development projects that allow us to continually identify new diverse suppliers and increase visibility of our commitment in those communities. ViacomCBS proudly partners with the following leading national and local organizations to help promote those efforts:
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Mission: The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.
To achieve our mission, we will:
- work through the NMSDC Network to support and facilitate MBE integration into corporate and public-sector supply chains;
- build MBE capacity and capabilities through our programs and other education offerings; and
- facilitate MBE-to-MBE partnerships to meet the needs of our corporate members.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc ® (NMSDC®) is one of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations. Whether you’re a small minority-owned organization or a billion dollar powerhouse, we’re committed to helping you solve the growing need for supplier diversity. We do this by matching our more than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses to our vast network of corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. Our corporate membership includes many of the largest public and privately-owned companies, as well healthcare companies, colleges and universities. The NMSDC network includes: – a national office in New York City – 23 affiliate regional councils nationwide – 1,450 corporate members and growing We’re proud of our unwavering commitment to advance Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers in a globalized corporate supply chain.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs.
We believe diversity promotes innovation, opens doors, and creates partnerships that fuel the economy. That’s why we provide the most relied upon certification standard for women-owned businesses and the tools to help them succeed.
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community.
NGLCC is the exclusive third-party certifying body for Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) companies. Over 1/3 of Fortune 500 recognize this certification and partner with NGLCC to create fully LGBT-inclusive supply-chains.
The LGBT business owners NGLCC represents generate over $1.7 trillion in economic impact, create jobs and innovate business solutions nationwide. Additionally, NGLCC is the leading public policy advocate working to include Certified LGBTBE® businesses in procurement opportunities at the federal, state and local level. NGLCC Global is expanding its reach to five continents, bridging economic opportunity and LGBTI human rights worldwide.
Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our network of over 220 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. Our central office and 27 Affiliates serve as the collective voice to effect change for people with disabilities in business.
New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council
The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council), established in 1973, is a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs). Each year, member corporations have reported billions of dollars spent with Council-certified Minority Business Enterprises. Serving the New York and New Jersey region, The Council is one of the 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC).
Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC)
SCMSDC: Business Beyond Barriers.
What we do:
SCMSDC drives opportunities and collaboration between corporations and minority businesses by:
- Certifying qualified MBEs
- Developing certified MBEs through capacity-building programs
- Providing development opportunities for supplier diversity professionals
- Connecting corporations with certified MBEs, bringing MBEs together to do business with each other, and fostering the development of a thriving procurement/supplier diversity community
- Advocating for minority business and for supplier diversity and inclusion
Who we are:
Corporate members and minority businesses throughout Southern California who are committed to supplier diversity and working together to move our companies, our industries, our communities and each other forward. One of 23 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, SCMSDC is a vital member of the network, providing a local touch point for advancing the interests of our corporate members and certified minority businesses, alike.
What we believe:
- Diversity is our strength, and inclusion drives collaboration and innovation.
- Different perspectives and ideas bring value to business outcomes.
- Everyone should be able to earn the opportunity to compete.
- When opportunity is expanded, everyone benefits.
Why we’re here:
To promote economic equality and growth for minority businesses.
Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO)
WPEO is a dynamic community of certified women-owned businesses, building on their success through mutually beneficial partnerships with Fortune 1000 corporations and other WBEs.
The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) comprises two of the 14 regional partner organizations of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)—the nation’s leading advocate for women-owned businesses. WPEO was founded in 1998 by Dr. Marsha Firestone, a pioneer in opening doors for women-owned businesses.
Furthering the success of women-owned businesses is our primary mission. We provide WBENC certification—the gold standard in diversity certification—at the regional level, and serve as an advocate for certified women-owned businesses in our New York and Washington, D.C. regions, offering them educational programs, networking opportunities and recognition.
WPEO is incorporated in the state of New York and recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCCNY)
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce New York (nglccNY) provides its members with transformational networking and educational opportunities that increase the financial, intellectual, and social capital of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business community.
As the NY LGBT & Allied Business Network of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, nglccNY provides certification opportunities for Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers, opening up countless contracting and procurement opportunities with corporations and governments nationwide.
"Expanding our network helps to positively address economic disparities in marginalized communities and helps to grow the businesses, while also providing access to a wider pool of talent and services for ViacomCBS."
Global Head of Inclusion, ViacomCBS and EVP, Public Affairs, Kids & Family Entertainment Brands, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Supplier Products and Services
- Audio Equipment
- Camera Equipment
- Costume and Props
- Craft Services
- Hair & Make-up
- Set Lighting & Grips
- Stage & Facility Rentals
- Trailer Rentals
- Transportation Rentals
- Truck Rentals
- Car Rentals & Services
- Hotels & Other Accommodations
- Limo Services
- Travel Agencies
- Brand Marketing
- Event Marketing
- Media Planning & Buying
- Media Monitoring
- OOH Placement
- Print Production
- Talent Marketing
- Archiving Services
- Content Delivery & Distribution
- Special Effects
- Visual Effects
- Broadcast Support
- Digital Ad Distribution
- IT Services
- Mobile Telecom
- Printers & Faxes
- Voice/Data Services
- Background Checks
- Facility Services
- Human Resources
- Maintenance & Repair Services
- Office Supplies
- Shipping & Logistics
"Diverse suppliers are an important source of innovation, creativity, and efficiencies to ViacomCBS. Our Supplier Diversity program benefits our business by bringing us these capabilities while also helping to grow economic prosperity in the communities we serve and call home."
Chief Sourcing Officer
ViacomCBS will continue to increase our engagement with diverse-owned business enterprises within our supply chain. We are executing our commitment through:
- Engagement with leading advocacy organizations, including the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Disability:IN to strengthen our efforts
- Expanding our influence and Supplier Diversity impact with a Tier 2 program that will ensure our non-diverse supplier partners (Primes) share our diversity goals, thus magnifying our impact by reaching deeper into our supply chain
- Growing our diverse supplier spend from current levels to double digits over the next few years
"ViacomCBS is excited to forge new vendor partnerships with diverse-owned companies to achieve a sustainable and inclusive supply chain."
Director, Supplier Diversity, ViacomCBS