Supplier Diversity and Small Business Statement

Supplier Diversity Policy Statement

ZOLL® Medical Corporation (ZOLL) must make every effort to be inclusive of all suppliers regardless of race or ethnicity.

It is ZOLL's policy to provide maximum practical opportunity to diverse suppliers, both large and small, to provide goods and services to ZOLL as part of our corporate procurement process. The use of diverse suppliers is an integral part of ZOLL's purchasing procedures just as equal opportunity employment is central to ZOLL's personnel policies and procedures. ZOLL recognizes that supplier diversity creates a competitive advantage and positively impacts the global community. ZOLL believes that the success of the Company and society depends on enabling diverse businesses to share and grow in the global market. ZOLL is committed to ensuring that supplier diversity is an integral part of our business by:

  • Establishing reasonable and attainable goals consistent with applicable country diversity guidelines and ZOLL's policies and practices in order that qualified, competitive diverse suppliers are given fair opportunity and consideration to participate in the procurement of goods and services, and maintaining business processes to measure and report our success.
  • Providing all ZOLL personnel who are involved in the acquisition of goods and services adequate tools and training to enhance their understanding of and ability to meet ZOLL's supplier diversity goals and objectives.

As a federal contractor, ZOLL also complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, and the implementing rules and regulations of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act of 1974, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Procurement personnel shall use good faith best efforts to include small, small disadvantaged, woman-owned small, veteran owned small, service disabled veteran owned small, HUBZone small businesses and Indian organizations, Indian-owned economic enterprises, and Native Hawaiian small business concerns for goods and services procured by ZOLL. These efforts will be documented per requirements included in our contracts with the Federal Government.