Established in 2003, the supplier diversity program has steadily increased the procurement of goods and services with diverse suppliers. In 2015, Allstate spent in excess of $450 million with these diverse businesses. Allstate is committed to increasing its spend with diverse suppliers and encourages prospective diverse suppliers to complete a prospective supplier registration.
The Allstate supplier mentoring program is designed to help diverse business owners strengthen their companies. The 12-month program involves a series of live sessions and webinars focused on leadership and employee development, financial management, sales and marketing, and technology improvement sessions. While there is no cost to participate in the program itself, participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Northbrook, Illinois when necessary.
The applications for the 2016/17 program have been closed and the program is scheduled to begin in the 2nd quarter.
If you wish to be notified when the 2018 program begins, please send an e-mail to AllstateMentoringProgram@Allstate.com. Please contact Rose Hallenberg with any questions.
Each year the Allstate Insurance Company hosts an annual exchange, inviting a number of diverse companies to attend. Attendees have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of Allstate decision makers in charge of sourcing goods and services, as well as attend panel sessions with influential Allstate team members.
The Allstate supplier diversity exchange launched in 2008 and was created to provide an opportunity for businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community to build relationships with Allstate and Allstate's prime suppliers. It offers a forum for guidance as well as insight into the procurement world of large organizations. While attendance at this event does not guarantee business, since its inception more than 100 participants have had the opportunity to compete for Allstate's business, and over half have successfully won contracts.
For more information, send inquiries to SDexchange@allstate.com.
The role of the sourcing & procurement solutions department at Allstate is to source commodities for the corporation. Our commodity managers are responsible for identifying qualified suppliers and to ensure the inclusion of minority, female and veteran-owned businesses, in the competitive bidding process when possible. To be considered in the sourcing selection process, all suppliers must complete the prospective supplier registration process. Companies already listed in the Equifax database do not need to complete the registration process.
Allstate recognizes minority, female, veteran, and LGBTQ enterprises as those at least 51% owned and operated by minorities, females, veterans, or member of the LGBTQ community. Minority companies include:
- African American
- Hispanic American
- Native American
- Asian and Pacific Islander American (Asian Indian included)
To be eligible for our supplier diversity program, a company must provide certification by one of the following methods:
Please include a copy of your certification in the supplier registration portal.
If you have additional questions about certification, please visit the council sites above or the supplier registration portal.