“At Comerica, diversity is a core value and an integral part of our business strategy. We are committed to pursuing a diverse supplier base that encourages the growth of enterprises owned by minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. We believe an inclusive supply chain will provide the innovation, flexibility, and adaptability we need to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. We know that a supply chain that reflects our customer base will better serve our customers, grow our business, and build an even stronger organization.”
Chairman & CEO
At Comerica, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we serve. This includes an ongoing effort to enhance local and regional business climates through various initiatives, like our Comerica Supplier Diversity Program.
The Comerica Supplier Diversity Program helps foster the growth of diverse companies in Michigan, California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, and across the nation. As a large, national corporation, we rely upon an ever-increasing network of business partners to meet the needs of our customers. A growing number of these partners meet the Comerica Supplier Diversity Program criteria.
A firm qualifies as a diverse supplier when it operates as an independent business entity which is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by U.S. Citizens who are members of one or more of the following groups:
African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Indian Americans and other individuals found to be qualified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under 13 CFR 124.105. Native Americans, as used in this provision, means American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts and native Hawaiians
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Comerica's policy is to encourage the establishment and growth of diverse suppliers through technical assistance and placement of business where appropriate. With a focus on building long-lasting business relationships, supplier selection is based on:
Quality products and services
Adherence to delivery schedules
Becoming a supplier to Comerica
Potential diverse suppliers may be invited to meet with Comerica representatives for a discussion regarding their products and services. When necessary, we will provide diverse suppliers with the technical assistance and information to assist them in becoming corporate suppliers. In addition, technical, financial or other assistance may be provided through Comerica's internal departments which have the necessary expertise.
If you are interested in becoming a supplier of Comerica, please call us at 248.371.5291.
Comerica's ongoing support of initiatives to help foster the growth and success of diverse businesses is reflected in our support of the following organizations:
Comerica has been recognized locally and nationally for our commitment to diversity. Comerica has been recognized by Minority Business News USA in their Best of the Decade for Supplier Diversity in 2018 and Black EOE Journal and Professional Women’s Magazine in their Best of the Best for supplier diversity every year since 2018. Comerica’s supplier diversity program has been rated Best in Class by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council every year since 2016 and nominated for Corporation of the Year for the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council’s ACE Awards since 2018.
Diversity, Inc. a national publication focused on best business practices for successful diversity management, recently ranked Comerica 3rd among their “Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity”. Comerica has also been recognized by Hispanic Network Magazine in their Best of the Best – Top Supplier Diversity Programs since 2017.