At H-E-B, we believe that our suppliers should be as diverse as our customers. We are proud to have a supplier diversity program that ensures we are selling goods and utilizing services from a wide variety of businesses. As a former small business ourself, we recognize and celebrate the value that small businesses, local businesses, and minority-, women-, LGBT-, veteran-, and disabled-owned businesses bring to the marketplace.
H-E-B supports small businesses, and businesses that are 51 percent or more owned, operated, and managed by someone who fits in one or more of following categories:
At H-E-B, we believe that “Each and Every Person Counts”, a core part of our Bold Promise. Supplier Diversity helps us live out these pillars of sales growth and building stronger communities.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Supplier Diversity
The diversity program also supports businesses that are located in a HUBZone. These businesses must operate and employ individuals residing in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), as defined by the US Small Business Administration (SBA).
Learn how H-E-B works hand in hand with suppliers in our supplier diversity program to deliver products that exceed our customers expectations.
Businesses seeking to participate in H-E-B's supplier diversity program must be officially certified as 51% or more owned, operated, and managed by minorities, women, LGBT individuals, or veterans, or operate in an SBA-certified HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone).
Businesses seeking to be recognized as a small business by H-E-B must self-certify that they meet the federal requirements for a small business. If you are uncertain whether you meet the federal requirements, please visit the US Small Business Administration’s website for more information. Small business may also self-certify that they are a diverse-owned small business.
Some of the certifications we accept are highlighted below, but the H-E-B Supplier Diversity Program will accept many state, county, or city certifications. Please contact Supplier Diversity if you have questions about other approved third-party certifications and agencies/organizations.Email Supplier Diversity