The mission of Light & Wonder's global supplier diversity program is to be a proactive business partner with certified diverse suppliers who can provide quality materials and services that meet and exceed the needs of our operations and customers.
We believe that success can be obtained by diverse groups working together to achieve common goals. Our supplier diversity program encourages diverse (minority, women, disabled, veteran-owned as well as other small and HUB Zone) businesses to provide materials and services that offer value and competitive pricing.
Our supplier diversity program objectives focus on:
Maintaining a quality process for inclusion of certified and valued diverse suppliers in our supply chain
Consistently monitoring and reporting supplier diversity achievements
Developing new and innovative ways to utilize diverse suppliers within our supply chain
Partnering with diverse supplier advocacy organizations and state entities to advance the growth of goods and services from qualified diverse businesses
As one of the leading global suppliers of products and services to gaming operations and lotteries, we believe that diversity in our supplier base is good business. Light & Wonder is proud to be a national corporate member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
We continuously search for the best solutions to our customers' requests and have found many of these solutions are leveraged with our diverse suppliers. Through our supplier diversity program, Light & Wonder provides economic and business-development opportunities for our suppliers and the communities they support.
We purchase an array of goods and services to support our customer’s needs. Some of these items include:
Wiring and Cabling
Temporary Staffing Services
Ticket Vending Services
Building & Grounds Maintenance Services
Telecom Equipment and Services
Diverse Supplier Classifications
We consider the below classifications of diverse suppliers in our supplier diversity program:
Minority Business Enterprise: 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by minority individuals who are African American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific American, Native American, or Asian Indian American.
Women Business Enterprise: 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by women.
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise: 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by disabled veterans. A disabled veteran is a veteran of the U.S. Military with a service-connected disability that exceeds 10 percent.
Disabled Business Enterprise: 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by a disabled individual or service-disabled individual.
HUB Zone Small Business Enterprise: Owned, controlled, and operated by one or more U.S. citizens with a business located within a historically underutilized business (HUB) or enterprise zone and employs at least 35 percent of its workforce from HUB Zone residents.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise: 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by disadvantaged persons as defined by the U.S. Federal Government's SBA guidelines.
All diverse suppliers must be certified by third-party organizations such as their respective State Government Agencies, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), or the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
Registration and Contact Information
To register your company in Light & Wonder's corporate supplier diversity program and join our national database to be considered for procurement opportunities, please click here.
If you have any questions about our supplier diversity program, please click here to contact one of our Supplier Diversity team members.