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Supplier DiversityCreating new ways of doing business through diversity.

Supplier diversity at OfficeMax is about much more than responsible corporate citizenship; it’s a core value and guiding principle that leads to a greater good for the company, its customers and the communities it serves.

OfficeMax is committed to strengthening the diverse business community economically, which contributes to the overall economic growth and expansion in our markets. Supplier diversity creates a competitive advantage for OfficeMax, and we are committed to ensuring that it is an integral part of our strategic sourcing and procurement process.

Count on OfficeMax to help your business:

  • Leverage the power of a powerful network of diverse suppliers through our Supplier Diversity Program
  • Take advantage of one-stop shopping with access to 500+ Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE)-provided products
  • Be part of innovative strategic alliances
  • Participate in an active and growing program where MWBE products are indexed and tracked through one dedicated source
  • Choose from a diverse and growing local supplier base

Diversity in supply

Since the inception of the OfficeMax® Corporate Supplier Diversity Program in 1992, the number of diverse suppliers that we have introduced to our customers nationwide has grown steadily. Today, our Program serves as a model for our industry and others. Above all, the best news is that our customers have responded by channeling more of their purchase dollars toward this group of suppliers.

Progressive partnerships

OfficeMax has developed a working relationship to distribute products produced by AbilityOne suppliers—the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH). AbilityOne items are required products for federal employees and are part of the Government Services Administration (GSA) contract that OfficeMax is providing to federal entities.

OfficeMax also holds active corporate membership with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and numerous affiliates/partner organizations, and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and many of its regional councils.