Cleveland Clinic Commits to Expanding Supplier Diversity, Building Community Wealth
Katrina Healy, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is among 12 U.S. health systems to sign the “Impact Purchasing Commitment,” designed by the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) in partnership with Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth. Signing the network’s commitment supports Cleveland Clinic’s Supplier Diversity Program, which identifies and works with qualified diverse suppliers to increase opportunities to bid on and source products and services. In the last 10 years of the program, Cleveland Clinic has spent more than $1.1 billion with diverse suppliers. The health system’s goal is to double its 2020 spend of $80 million to $160 million by 2025.
The “Impact Purchasing Commitment” includes increasing spending with minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) as well as local and employee-owned, cooperatively owned and/or nonprofit-owned enterprises, by at least $1 billion total over five years.