SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY

Supplier Diversity

At Hitachi Data Systems, we recognize the value of diverse suppliers. We consider working with diverse suppliers an integral part of our strategic sourcing and procurement processes. Hitachi Data Systems continually seeks the best service, quality and value at the best cost by building mutually beneficial relationships with a broad and diverse supplier base. This base includes owners of small businesses as well as businesses with minority, women or disabled owners.

We believe that supplier diversity gives us a significant position of strength from which to support our clients and perform in the markets we serve. Our Supplier Diversity Program is founded on three basic operating principles:

  • Providing business opportunities for diverse businesses and ensuring that they have fair access to bid and contract opportunities.
  • Growing the number of quality products and services we procure directly from diverse suppliers or indirectly procure through companies who share our commitment to diversity.
  • Communicating the value of supplier diversity, both internally and externally.

How to Register

Hitachi Data Systems is committed to working with qualified suppliers who fully meet the criteria established in our Supplier Diversity Program. We welcome all potential suppliers who can add value to our products and fulfill our requirements on a competitive basis. However, we cannot promise to transact business with all suppliers who contact us. If you are interested in registering as a diverse supplier, please confirm that your company meets the qualifying requirements below before submitting a supplier profile form. Requirements include:

  • Qualifying and certifying as a diverse supplier
  • Offering goods and services that Hitachi Data Systems purchases
  • Being prepared to qualify as a Hitachi Data Systems supplier

Does your company qualify as a minority-, disabled- or woman-owned business?
To qualify, an independent, third-party agency must certify that a minority individual or group owns at least 51% of the business and that one or more of those owners controls the management and daily business operation. Qualified minorities include persons who are:

  • African American
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic
  • Native American
  • Asian Indian
  • Women
  • Disabled

Is your company a certified minority-owned business?
Certification is an essential component of our Supplier Diversity effort. "Certification" means that an independent, third-party agency has reviewed the ownership and management status of your business and verified that it is owned by a minority, woman, or disabled person. For more information on certification or assistance with the certification process, please contact one of the following organizations:

Does your company offer products and services within the commodities Hitachi Data Systems purchases?
Products and/or services for which Hitachi Data Systems purchases or contracts:

  • Consulting and business services
  • Consumables
  • Facilities
  • Hardware
  • Marketing and creative services
  • Software

Is your company ready to qualify as a supplier?
As part of our procurement and vendor qualification process, Hitachi Data Systems will review the following issues:

  • Type of work
    Is the work and project size reasonable for a company of your size and track record to pursue?
  • Liability insurance
    Is your coverage in line with the expectations of a large company? Do you have the appropriate insurance certificates?
  • Service level agreement
    Can you meet the deadlines and highest standard service levels for your industry?
  • Type of company
    Is your company privately held? Do you have complete financial statements?
  • Form of contract
    Hitachi Data Systems typically utilizes its own contracts. Are you prepared to review and utilize these standard agreements?
  • Background checks
    Are you currently conducting full background checks on all employees and contractors? Can you do so, if required?
  • Pricing
    Do you fully understand the pricing of all components of the goods and services you are selling? Can you be profitable with competitive adjustments to your current pricing models?

It is critical that small businesses or business enterprises with minority, women or disabled owners address these and similar issues in advance to avoid obstacles during the limited timeframe of an RFP or sourcing event.

Supplier Registration Contact

Send your company information to SupplierDiversity@hds.com.
Once your company has been added to our database, we will be able to contact you when potential business opportunities become available in your field.

Please Note: Completing and submitting the Supplier Registration Form is not a guarantee of future business or bidding opportunities. The information submitted is NOT considered confidential.

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The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation, (EC) No 1907/2006, commonly referred to as REACH, is Europe’s new chemicals legislation, which is applicable in all 27 EU member states as well as the EFTA European Economic Area (EEA) countries of Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

REACH creates a system to assess the risk to human health and the environment by authorizing or restricting the use of chemicals produced or supplied in the EEA. Hitachi Data Systems supports the REACH objective of improving the protection of human health and the environment. We will meet all applicable REACH requirements.

Declaration Regarding REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC’s)

To the knowledge of Hitachi Data Systems, delivered products and product packaging do not contain chemical substances included in the current candidate list in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight. Some cables supplied with certain products may contain the following substances on the candidate list:

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)CAS No 117-81-7, EC No 204-211-0

This declaration will be updated as soon as any changes occur or new relevant substances are added to the candidate list. To obtain additional information, please contact us at REACH@hds.com.