Supplier Diversity Resource Center

This page is a centralized resource page dedicated to Institute for Supply Management®’s supplier diversity research.

Gathering news and resources on the information you should know and education and research you can access to learn more about supplier diversity within supply management. Join the conversation, share your experience, and ask questions through our social channels or by connecting with us at

View Last Year’s Supplier Diversity Research


The Institute for Supply Management® conducted research between Dec. 16, 2021 and Jan. 14, 2022, focusing on various impacts and aspects of supplier diversity within the profession. Below are some highlights.


Of respondents have a supplier diversity program


Of respondents with supplier diversity programs have operated for 6 or more years


Of those with programs have operated for more than 10 years


Of supply management are involved in supplier diversity initiatives


ISM Supplier Diversity Research


This infographic will give you greater insights into key themes around the Institute for Supply Management®'s supplier diversity research. The survey was conducted between Dec. 16, 2021 and Jan. 14, 2022, and included over 513 respondents. The study focused on various impacts and aspects of supplier diversity within the profession.

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Download Supplier Diversity Programs: A Winning Solution, which reveals the role of supplier diversity within supply management organizations and highlights ISM®’s 2022 supplier diversity research.



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