SUPPLIER DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At Lincoln Financial Group, we believe diversity of thought, background, experience and people drive innovation, support our growth objectives, and produce results that differentiate us in today's marketplace. The principles of diversity and inclusion are essential to our ability to help customers take charge of their financial futures. Proactively sourcing products and services from businesses that reflect the demographics of our markets contributes to the sustainability of communities, customers and our company.
Lincoln Financial operates on the ideals of courage, strength and integrity that we adopted from our namesake. We expect our suppliers to value these ideals as well. Our Procurement organization works diligently to identify, evaluate and qualify potential suppliers to support the ongoing needs of our business. We seek suppliers that provide the goods and services we need at the highest level of quality and best total cost, while also being proactive in offering innovative ideas and solutions for our consideration. Having a diverse and inclusive supplier base provides the additional benefits of enhancing our brand and reputation, supports our long-standing commitment to the communities where we live and work, and expands the breadth of our supplier talent, capabilities and perspectives.
Among other affiliations, Lincoln Financial is a member of the Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) and the Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBEC). Through all of our networks, we look to leverage available information to further assist in identifying potential suppliers in various categories of spend. We also use these organizations for purposes of validation of supplier certification/status according to the various classifications they recognize for small and diverse enterprises. For more information on the organizations we accept certifications from, click here.
Lincoln Financial has established a supplier registration process to further our ability to find and use small, diverse and inclusive suppliers. Note that registration is not a guarantee for inclusion in bidding opportunities or the award of business, nor does it confer on your business or company any special status as a supplier. The actual award of business is a competitive process involving both diverse and non-diverse suppliers, and such awards are subject to separate terms and conditions as applicable.
To register as a supplier, complete our form.