CenterPoint Energy recognizes the importance of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) to the economies of the nation, the state and the communities it serves, as well as the corporation itself. Therefore, we are committed to pursuing business relationships with such enterprises and using innovative approaches designed to continually improve business opportunities. Our commitment is not philanthropic—the relationships we are seeking must meet the test of providing value both to CenterPoint Energy and to MWBEs.
CenterPoint Energy’s supplier diversity objectives are to:
- Actively and routinely seek out qualified MWBEs able to provide competitive and high-quality commodities and services in a competitive market.
- Encourage participation and support of supplier diversity by major suppliers to CenterPoint Energy who are not MWBEs.
- Seek out opportunities to assist in the development and competitiveness of MWBEs.
CenterPoint Energy’s Supplier Diversity Initiatives will be overseen by a Senior Management Diversity Steering Committee and directed by the Supplier Diversity Organization. All CenterPoint Energy management and employees will share in this corporate-wide commitment and responsibility by focusing on the implementation of procurement processes and procedures that will enhance opportunities.