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North America Supplier Diversity

Hydro’s Supplier Diversity program is built on our core values of Care, Courage, and Collaboration.

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Care, Courage, Collaboration

We aspire to become better, bigger and more diverse through continuous improvement of existing operations, selective growth, expansion, and setting new standards within the global aluminum industry. The values Care, Courage and Collaboration are our guidelines for the way we work to achieve these goals.

Growing our diverse supplier portfolio embodies these values by promoting opportunities for diverse partners, encouraging the entrepreneurial and innovative solutions diverse suppliers offer, and increasing our competitive advantage by conducting business in a more inclusive way. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What types of businesses qualify as diverse suppliers?

Hydro Extrusion North America defines a business as diverse if one or more of the following apply and the business is certified as such by a government or relevant third-party organization:

  • Minority-Owned Business
    • A business at least 51% owned and operated by an individual(s) who is Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American, or Subcontinent-Asian American.  For more information, visit www.nmsdc.org.
  • Small Disadvantaged Business
    • A business at least 51% owned and operated by one or more individuals whom the federal government considers to be socially and economically disadvantaged, has its management and daily operation controlled by such individuals, and whose owners’ net worth, excluding equity in the business and primary residence, does not exceed $750,000. Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Subcontinent-Asian Americans, as well as any others who believe they are socially and economically disadvantaged, may qualify. For more information, visit certify.sba.gov.
  • Women-Owned Business
    • A business that is at least 51% owned and operated by one or more women, and whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more women. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.
  • LGBT-Owned Business
    • A business that is at least 51% owned and operated by an LGBT person or persons, and whose management and daily operations are controlled by one or more LGBT persons. For more information, visit www.nglcc.org/get-certified.
  • Veteran-Owned Business
    • A business at least 51% owned and operated by one or more veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% if the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. For more information, visit https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/veteran-owned-business-support/.
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business
    • A business at least 51% owned and operated by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or in the case of a permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. For more information, visit https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/veteran-owned-business-support/.
  • Any other business that is certified by other federal, state, or local government agencies or other independent regional or national organizations that promote the development of diverse suppliers.
  • Note that at this point, our program is focused solely on suppliers based in the United States.

What are the certification requirements?

Hydro Extrusion North America will accept certifications from federal, state, or local government agencies, as well as any independent regional or national organization, that promotes the development of diverse suppliers. Diverse partners of Hydro ENA should re-confirm status by submitting updated certification documentation whenever renewed.

How can interested businesses participate in Hydro's Supplier Diversity Program?

Any suppliers wishing to participate in the Extrusion North America supplier diversity program should email SupplierDiversityENA@Hydro.com. Hydro will follow up to learn more about your company and its capabilities. Pending approval, we will add your company to Hydro’s diverse vendor database. Should there be a need for the goods and/or services your company provides, we will contact you to discuss current or future needs. Hydo will maintain this data for no more than 24 months after certification expiration date.    Please note that all ENA purchases are made in the competitive marketplace. Registering your company in our program does not automatically place your company on a “bidder’s list,” nor does it constitute approval of your company as a Hydro supplier or obligate Hydro to solicit requests for quotations.

What does Hydro ENA require of its suppliers, once awarded a purchase order or contract?

All suppliers must abide by the Hydro Supplier Code of Conduct and the Hydro ENA Purchase Order Terms & Conditions.

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