Supplier Diversity Program
Our mission is to provide equal access to procurement opportunities for minority and women-owned enterprises (MWBEs). In addition, Zoo Atlanta encourages majority suppliers to support women and minority-owned firms through supplier development assistance, subcontracting opportunities, mentoring and/or the purchase of products from MWBE sources. We are committed to ensuring that our supplier diversity initiative strengthens the minority and women-owned businesses that are critical to the future of our business and the community we serve.
- African-American (includes persons whose origins are any of the black racial groups of Africa)
- Asian-Pacific American (includes persons whose origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific, or the Northern Marianas)
- Asian-Indian American (includes persons whose origins are from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh)
- Hispanic-American (includes persons whose origins are from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean)
- Native American (includes American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts or Native Hawaiians)
- A woman-owned business (a company that is at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by a woman or women.)
Certification is not required. However, additional consideration is given to minority and woman- owned businesses that are certified with the following agencies:
- City of Atlanta—M/FBE Registry
- Fulton County—M/FBE Directory
- Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC)
- Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC)
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
The criteria we use to select a diverse supplier are the same used to select a majority supplier. Suppliers are selected based on product quality, value-added service, competitive pricing and excellent customer service.
Audio Visual Equipment & Services
Food Service Supplies (paper plates, napkins, etc.)
Graphic Design Services
Janitorial Services & Supplies
Office Furniture & Supplies
Produce & Hay
Public Relations Services
To learn about potential procurement opportunities at Zoo Atlanta please visit the vendor opportunities page.
Zoo Atlanta is a proud member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.