Total Tier 1 diverse spend
(Tier 1 represents direct purchases from diverse or local suppliers.)
Total Tier 2 diverse spend
(Tier 2 represents spend by Duke Energy suppliers with diverse suppliers/subcontractors.)
Total diverse spend
To create awareness of opportunities to work with Duke Energy and build a stronger diverse supplier base, we actively host and participate in business development events, and engage with community economic development organizations and other entities that support diverse businesses.
Duke Energy hosts events for current and prospective suppliers, including the Supplier Diversity University and Supplier Exchange Forum. Through these events, we seek to educate, develop and cultivate relationships with diverse vendor businesses.
- The Supplier Diversity University, launched in 2021, is an invitation only initiative designed for diverse suppliers with utility experience or who have the capacity to provide products and services needed to support our core business. The event provides resources and information on how to do business with Duke Energy. Participants will engage with prime suppliers and internal stakeholders to gain insight in upcoming opportunities.
- Our Supplier Exchange Forum is a valuable networking opportunity for Duke Energy suppliers and corporate leadership. During the event, key industry insights are shared, and we present awards to recognize suppliers who share our commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and economic development through inclusion of diverse suppliers.
- To be considered diverse, a business must be at least 51% owned by one or more individuals in the below classifications. In addition, the owners must control the management and daily operations of the business.
- Service-disabled Veteran
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)
- Certified Federal HUBZone Business
Reducing carbon emissions in our supply chain, promoting economic development and building diversity in our supply base.