We are committed to diversity, both internally within our workforce and externally within our supply base. We have recently instituted our Supplier Diversity Program to bring awareness and emphasis to our practices, and to provide a competitive edge with our customers. With thirty years in business , we continue to grow our commitment and purchases from our diversity business partners.
We embrace diversity as a way of business. In this spirit, our Supplier Diversity Program is designed to develop and foster strategic supplier relationships with companies owned by minorities, women and veterans, as well as small business enterprises. Our vision is to develop a strong foundation of highly qualified suppliers that can provide us with exceptional products and services.
At Family Tree, diversity is not only the right thing to do, it is the prudent thing to do. Our focus on diversity will continue to be an integral component of our business strategy.
Greg Musgrave, President & Chief Executive Officer
Who Qualifies for Family Tree's Supplier Diversity Program
A small business refers to a U.S. for-profit business that meets the U.S. Small Business Administration’s
established numerical definitions of small business or size standards.
For more information visit: //www.sba.gov/content/am-i-small-business-concern.
A minority-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated on a
daily basis by a minority group. Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black,
Hispanic, or Native American.
A woman-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled,
and operated on a daily basis by a woman.
A veteran-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated on
a daily basis by veterans. A veteran is a person who served on active duty with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy,
Marine Corps or Coast Guard, who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
Reservists or members of the National Guard called to federal active duty or disabled from a disease or injury
incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or while in training status also qualify as a veteran.
- Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business
A service-disabled veteran-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled,
and operated on a daily basis by service-disabled veterans; or in the case of a veteran with a permanent and
severe disability, a spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; and some businesses may be owned and
operated by an eligible surviving spouse. A service-disabled veteran is a veteran who possesses either a
disability rating letter issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs, establishing a service-connected rating
between 0 and 100 percent, or a disability determination from the Department of Defense. Reservists or members of the National Guard disabled from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty or while in training status also qualify.
An 8(a) certified business refers to a business that participates in the 8(a) business development program,
which is a program that offers a broad scope of assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged firms.
For more information visit: //www.sba.gov/content/8a-business-development-0.
- Small Disadvantaged Business
A small disadvantaged business refers to a small business that is at least 51 percent owned, controlled,
and operated on a daily basis by one or more disadvantaged persons. A disadvantaged person includes Black,
Hispanic, Native, Asian Pacific, and Subcontinent Asian Americans.
For more information visit: //www.sba.gov/content/disadvantaged-businesses.
- HUBZone Certified Business
A HUBZone certified business refers to a small business that is located in HUBZone
(Historically Underutilized Business Zone), is owned and controlled by one or more
United States Citizens, and at least 35% of its employees reside in a HUBZone.
For more information visit: //www.sba.gov/content/understanding-hubzone-program.