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.
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.
An important part of our supplier development effort is our Supplier Development Initiative, which 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 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.
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% owned, controlled and managed by U.S. citizens who are among one or more social and economic minority groups:
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.
Questions concerning minority/women business development at TI should be directed to:
Supplier Diversity Office
P.O. Box 650311, MS 3927
Dallas, TX 75265