Our Supply Chain

We're committed to doing business with suppliers who support our passion for excellence and our respect for social responsibility, environmental stewardship, cultural integrity and professionalism.

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Leading the delivery of value

Our supply chain is organized into four core functions: sourcing, materials management, technical services and support services. These teams procure and manage the materials and services used by NextEra Energy.

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Locally-sourced procurement

We're committed to supporting locally based suppliers. In 2017, we spent more than $1.5 billion with suppliers based in Florida, where our headquarters are located.

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Performing due diligence

Before we agree to work with suppliers, we ensure they share our values by screening them for provisions regarding safety, environmental laws and regulations, operational and economic risk, labor relations and human rights.

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Reducing our waste footprint

Our company and supply chain are committed to waste reduction across our fleet, and we actively seek opportunities to identify and implement recycling and reuse programs that result in environmental, social and economic benefits.

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Valuing a diverse business environment

Business diversity and inclusion is about increasing opportunities and ensuring fair access. Since the 1970s, we have maintained a Supplier Diversity Program that promotes the use of diverse suppliers. We proactively promote and seek opportunities to work with qualified small, disadvantaged, women-owned, veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned, and minority-owned business enterprises.

Our culture of respect for people makes us a stronger, more successful company. In the most recent federal reporting period, from Oct. 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2017, small and diverse businesses received nearly $500 million in contracts, including:

  • $95 million with small disadvantaged businesses
  • $39 million with women-owned small businesses
  • $41 million with veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses
  • $10 million with historically underutilized business zone businesses
In addition, our company proudly supports and is a founding member of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council, whose mission is to link corporations and government agencies with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to foster business development and expansion.
 
Small and diverse companies interested in becoming a supplier should register their interest at www.fpl.com/suppliers.