Highmark strives to develop strong business relationships with suppliers that can provide a wide range of goods and services at the best possible value to our company. The goal of the supplier diversity process is to engage minority-owned, women-owned, veteran owned, disabled veteran owned, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) - owned and other diverse business enterprises in all aspects of business.

Certification Criteria:

  • Highmark requires certification by a third party certifying agency.
  • The company must be at least 51% owned and operated by a United States citizen who is a member of one of the above groups.
  • If you are not certified but are a current supplier, please contact us at  supplierdiversity@gateway.com

Certifying Agencies:

  • NMSDC - National Minority Supplier Development Council (www.nmsdc.org) and its regional affiliates
  • WBENC - Women's Business Enterprise National Council (www.wbenc.org) and it's regional affiliates
  • U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs – (www.va.gov)
  • NGLCC - (www.nglcc.org)
  • Any government, federal, state, or local agency that certifies MBE, WBE, VO, SDV or LGBT

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