At IDEO, we are continually asked to create innovative and human-centered solutions for our clients. We've discovered that the best way to deliver the highest value is by incorporating the diverse perspectives of a well-rounded team in terms of knowledge, skills, and cross-cultural understanding. An eclectic and egalitarian workforce helps IDEO realize our full potential by allowing us to better understand, relate, and respond to our clients and their customers around the world.

IDEO is equally committed to building and maintaining a diverse group of business partners -- suppliers and vendors -- in the communities where we operate and to serve our clients around the world. IDEO's Supplier Diversity program is designed to connect IDEO to small or minority owned business and our goal is to ensure that all suppliers and vendors in our network have an equal opportunity to compete for our business.

What is a small or minority owned business? A company that is at least 51% owned and operated by United States citizens who belong to the following groups.

  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Businesses Located in a Historically Underutilized Business District
  • Disabled Americans
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Native Americans
  • Small Disadvantaged Businesses
  • Veterans
  • Women

Please see the terms & business classifications

For additional information, please email supplierdiversity@ideo.com