Sustainability: Supply chain accountability:
Supplier Diversity

Minority- and women-owned business enterprises have delivered innovative products and services to TI for many years, with a formal program to foster diversity of our supply base in place for more than 20 years.

We benefit by receiving creative, diverse and cost-effective solutions for our business.  Just as importantly, we are able to fuel local business development, contribute to economic growth, and create jobs – ultimately enhancing the communities where we do business.

Our objective is to use an inclusive sourcing model that seeks out and enables certified minority and women-owned suppliers to qualify, develop and successfully compete for our business.

Sourcing strategy

TI’s supplier diversity initiative focuses on certified ethnic minority and women suppliers with sourcing activities concentrated primarily in North Texas, where our headquarters and several of our major manufacturing facilities are located.

Our sourcing strategy is completely inclusive, encompassing all qualified professionals and companies that have a relevant product or service to offer TI.  When possible, we work to source diverse suppliers at other U.S. and global business sites.

Prime suppliers participating in TI's sub-tier initiative are required to report spending with certified diverse suppliers quarterly. Procurement managers work with prime suppliers to determine feasible spend goals for diverse suppliers spend and monitor progress toward those goals. This initiative serves to enhance our efforts to increase meaningful opportunities for minority and women-owned suppliers to participate in our supply chain.

Supplier development

Our Supplier Development Initiative helps develop promising diverse suppliers so they can operate more efficiently, grow their businesses, and contribute meaningfully to the regional economy.

Through the initiative, procurement directors hand-pick current diverse suppliers and match them with a procurement mentor and a business-unit mentor, who work with the suppliers for 12 months. Together, they develop plans to remove potential growth barriers -- from not understanding TI culture or expectations, to not knowing what other departments could benefit from their particular services or products. Each quarter, participants in the initiative come together to hear about TI business results and strategic direction, and to learn more about our procurement needs.

Diverse Supplier Criteria

To qualify as a minority- or woman-owned business with Texas Instruments, a company must be certified by a third-party agency to be at least 51 percent owned, controlled and managed by U.S. citizens who are among one or more social and economic minority groups:

  • Asian-Pacific Americans - U.S. citizens with origins from Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Lorea, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), the Northern Mariana Islands, Laos, Kampuchea (Cambodia), Taiwan, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Republic of the Marshall Islands or the Federated States of Micronesia
  • African-Americans
  • Historical black colleges and universities/minority institutes
  • Subcontinent Asians (Asian-Indian Americans) - U.S. citizens with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan or Nepal
  • Combined ethnic group ownership - two or more minority groups
  • Hispanic-Americans - U.S. citizens with origins from South America, Central America, Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spain or Portugal
  • Native Americans - American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts or native Hawaiians, including Indian tribes or native Hawaiian organizations
  • Women

Texas Instruments accepts third-party diversity certification from state and local government certifying agencies as well as national and regional minority and women’s business councils.

Register as minority- or woman-owned business with Texas Instruments.

Questions concerning minority/women business development at TI should be directed to:

Texas Instruments
Supplier Diversity Office

P.O. Box 650311, MS 3927
Dallas, TX 75265