Supplier Diversity Policy

Supplier Diversity Policy

Message from our Supply Chain Leader
For decades, Valex has been relying on our suppliers to become the best at what we do. We pride ourselves in finding the best suppliers with diverse ownership background, all over the world. We take our obligation seriously to provide opportunities for qualified businesses as we identify, maintain, and grow our supply base.

-J. Kim
Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain

Our Objectives Include:

  • Create and maintain the Supplier Diversity Program
  • Actively seek qualified certified diverse suppliers
  • Communicating the value of supplier diversity both internally and externally to all stakeholders
  • [NEW for 2022] Encourage uncertified suppliers, who otherwise may be qualified, to seek registration from a qualified Certification Body
    • Valex may reimburse part, if not all, of the certificate cost for the inaugural year
    • Please direct all inquiries by using one of the forms below

Program Participant Qualifications
In Supplier Diversity Program, 'diverse' is defined as, a business that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by (Recognized Certification Bodies are in parentheses):
  • Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (NVBDC)
  • Persons with Disability (Disability:IN)
  • Small Business (SBA)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business, HUB Zone or 8(a) Small Business (SBA, City and/or State)
  • Minority-owned Business Enterprise (NMSDC)
    • Hispanic
    • African American
    • Asian (USPAACC)
    • Native American
  • Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBENC)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (Certified by NGLCC)

Certification from additional city, state, or Federal agencies may also apply: Please direct all inquiries by using one of the forms below