What is the State Farm® Supplier Diversity Program?
The mission of Supplier Diversity at State Farm is to identify and encourage equal opportunities for businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to contribute to our overall goal of providing quality products and services to meet our customers' needs at competitive prices. At State Farm we track and report Tier 1 and Tier 2 spend with certified diverse suppliers to increase opportunities with MBEs and WBEs.
A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a minority or minorities.
Minority groups include:
A Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is at least 51 percent owned, controlled and operated by a woman or women.
A business owned by a Person with a Disability (PD) is a for- profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is at least 51 percent owned, controlled and operated by physically-challenged individuals. A person with a disability is defined as one who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment. A not-for-profit agency for persons with disabilities that is exempt from taxation under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code is also considered a business owned by a person with a disability.
How Do I Apply?
In order to participate in the State Farm® Supplier Diversity Program you must:
Complete the Supplier Diversity application: Complete a State Farm Supplier Diversity Program application. Once you have completed the application please print and mail it to the Supplier Diversity Manager. Your business must be certified as minority-owned, woman-owned, or a person with a disability in order to participate in the State Farm Supplier Diversity Program. In addition to your completed application, a copy of your certificate should be enclosed. If you are not currently certified or are obtaining certification, please forward your company information to the Supplier Diversity Manager once the certification process is complete.
Once Received: The information your company provided will be entered into the State Farm Supplier Diversity Database. Information relative to the products and services that your company provides will be made available to State Farm Purchasing employees as well as to other associates throughout the company. Buyers and associates will be able to search for potential suppliers using keywords that describe your business' products and services.
Notification: Within 45 days you will receive notification that your information has been entered into our database. If there is a match between the products and services your business provides and our procurement needs, you will be contacted by a State Farm associate. Although there may not be immediate opportunities available for your business, your information will remain in our database for a year. Please forward updated information and certification to the address listed below prior to the one-year expiration date. Please forward your completed application and certification materials to:
State Farm Insurance Companies
One State Farm Plaza A-1
Attn: Supplier Diversity Manager
Bloomington, IL 61710