Full Support of Supplier Diversity Initiative Reaches Spend Goal | Utility

6/4/2021 RRD

Full Support of Supplier Diversity Initiative Reaches Spend Goal | Utility

Commitment to building diverse supplier solutions helps client meet compliance objectives 


Seeking full support of an enterprise-wide supplier diversity initiative, a global utility company leaned on its long-standing relationship with its primary services provider of forms and labels, RRD, to reach its annual diversity spend goal of 10%. RRD is also deeply committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace — a commitment recently recognized by Forbes 


To reach this goal, RRD identified and partnered with mutually approved and certified M/WBE suppliers that possess the capabilities, scale and cost competitiveness, to execute the following services: 

  • Envelope production
  • Forms/statement printing and mailing services

RRD monitored, tracked, and submitted Tier 2 direct spend reports on a monthly basis through this client’s automated Tier 2 spend portal. RRD also performed supplier annual reviews to discuss contract status, performance, operations/equipment updates, as well as goals and expectations.


RRD’s commitment to building value-add diverse supplier solutions helped this client meet its corporate compliance and governance objectives. As a result of this program’s sustained success, potential incremental opportunities surfaced in the following areas:

  • Single source envelope supplier
  • Forms and statement printing
  • Direct mail
  • Mail services (letter shop) and fulfillment
  • Digital content
  • Paper

RRD’s primary goal is to continue to vet, approve, and work closely with qualified diverse suppliers — integrating them into RRD’s production and service delivery process — to continuously meet the client’s diverse spend requirements and ensure the highest performance standards are upheld.

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