About the Program
Connecting customers with suppliers
Staples’ business-to-business Supplier Diversity Program aims to help our customers achieve their corporate diversity goals while enabling the growth of HUBs in our communities. We strive to create vendor–buyer relationships that allow diverse organizations to continue to develop, while offering our customers a wider selection of quality products at competitive prices.
Our Diversity One program connects customers with highly respected diverse office product providers. To qualify, all of our Diversity One resellers must meet high standards, including:
- Established market leadership
- Commitment to diversity supplier development
- Investment in local community
- Active participation by senior management
What makes the Staples® Diversity One program unique? Instead of a diversity program that involves diverse reseller in name only, the Diversity One program enables resellers to provide real services to customers through our Staples® eDiversity Network. Customers place orders with resellers who take full responsibility for managing these orders. Staples® Diversity One suppliers have nationwide capabilities and significant regional impact.
Our Diversity One suppliers are well-respected, qualified, independent businesses with a meaningful local presence and nationwide reach. Our suppliers garner real business opportunities while helping Staples® customers meet their diversity goals.
- Vast product assortment
- Advanced search features
- Strategic account management
- Exceptional customer service
- Customized contract pricing
- Order management, invoicing, delivery, tracking and reporting
- Controls to centralize cost and control spending
- Direct catalog access to a variety of third-party eProcurement applications
Our Diversity Two program offers products manufactured by diverse vendors through our Staples® Advantage Catalog and Web site. The Diversity Two program supports and promotes more than 120 vendors who collectively represent greater than $150 million in diverse purchases for our business customers.
Diversity Product Solutions® by Staples®
A key feature of our Diversity Two program is the assortment of office products available through Diversity Products Solutions (DPS) by Staples. DPS is Staples’ own-brand line of products manufactured by diverse suppliers. Products such as remanufactured ink and toner, copy paper, legal pads and other office products offer our customers a unique opportunity to meet their diversity and environmental purchasing goals, while supporting the growth of small, minority- and women-owned businesses.
If you are a small business, diverse supplier or vendor interested in participating in Staples® Supplier Diversity Program, please register as a new supplier. Once you complete the questionnaire you are automatically entered into the Staples® database. Staples will contact you if there is a current business need for your product or service.