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Supplier Diversity

Lowe's Supplier Diversity

We have a mission: to be the best home improvement retailer for our customers and our communities; a lofty goal, for sure. But Lowe’s is reaching out, extending the boundaries of our company beyond the traditional retail environment, setting higher standards for the way American business works within our communities. We know that minority and women-owned enterprises play an important role in the economic development of this nation. We also know these enterprises are significant in providing job opportunities.

Our supplier diversity program contributes to a concerted effort to create better value for our customers through our product and service suppliers.

  • Our commitment to diversity is more than just a human issue, it also makes good business sense.
  • The Supplier Diversity Program plays an important role in our overall commitment to enhance the economic growth and development of the diverse communities we serve.
  • As a corporation that understands and embraces an increasingly multi-cultural market place, we stand to benefit by:
    • Attracting/Retaining customers and employees. Supporting the growth of minority and women-owned firms.
    • Being recognized as a good corporate citizen


  • Finance - Deposits in minority banks and savings and loans.
  • Insurance - Riders and secondary/supplemental type policies.
  • Advertising - Minority and female publications and media sources.
  • Construction - Primary contractor and sub-contractors.
  • Logistics - LTL/transportation companies.
  • Merchandising - Use of regional suppliers, ethnic fashion and décor products, nursery/growers, floor care products, etc.
  • Store Operations - Products, services, installed sales contractors and other services: pallets, recycling, facilities, maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Procurement - Office supplies, printing services, material handling equipment, janitorial products and services, wood and metal fabrication, store fixtures, and vehicles.
  • Loss Prevention - Security and consultative services.
  • Professional Services – Outside counsel, medical/worker’s compensation caregivers, accountants etc.

Tools, products, materials, techniques, building codes and local regulations change; therefore, Lowe's assumes no liability for omissions, errors or the outcome of any project. The reader must always exercise reasonable caution, follow current codes and regulations that may apply, and is urged to consult with a licensed professional if in doubt about any procedures. Please read our terms of use.

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