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