supplier, DIVERSITY

Cenveo recognizes that sustaining a diverse supplier base offers a competitive advantage, is a powerful business tool and improves the communities in which our employees and customers live.  Cenveo’s supplier diversity mission is to identify and purchase goods and services from Certified Small Business Enterprises as well as other diverse ownership classes that include certified Minority, Women, Veteran, LGBT, HUBZone, and Disabled that can help Cenveo achieve its corporate objectives.


Cenveo believes that working with a wide range of suppliers strengthens the economy while creating value for its stakeholders.  The driving force of this program is to provide maximum opportunity to small and diverse businesses and ultimately channel spend to these entities.  

Objectives include:

  • Proactively seeking out certified small and/or diverse suppliers.
  • Measuring the volume of goods and services purchased from certified small and/or diverse suppliers in addition to setting annual goals.
  • Ensuring that decision-makers across Cenveo business segments understand and support Cenveo’s Supplier Diversity Program and goals.
  • Aligning with our top customers to drive synergies across the unique supply chains we create together to support our mutual goals for this program.

Suppliers who desire to apply for Cenveo’s Supplier Diversity program must meet one of the following criteria:

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

A minority-owned business is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated and controlled by minority group members. "Minority group members" are United States citizens who are Asian-Pacific, Asian-Indian, African American, Latin/Hispanic, and/or Native American.

Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. Further, the management and daily operations are controlled by those minority group members.

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

To become certified as a women-owned business, businesses must show:

  • All prospective members must provide clear and documented evidence that at least 51% or more is women-owned, managed, and controlled.
  • The business must be open for at least six months.
  • The business owner must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien.

Evidence must indicate that:

  • The contribution of capital and/or expertise by the woman business owner is real and substantial and in proportion to the interest owned.
  • The woman business owner must direct or cause the direction of management, policy, fiscal, and operational matters.
  • The woman business owner shall have the ability to perform in the area of specialty or expertise without reliance on either the finances or resources of a firm that is not owned by a woman.

LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)

To become a certified LGBTBE, a business must meet the following criteria:

  • Majority (at least 51%) owned, operated, managed, and controlled by an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) person or persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • Exercises independence from any non-LGBT business enterprise
  • Has its principal place of business (headquarters) in the United States
  • Has been formed as a legal entity in the United States

HUBZone Business Enterprise (HUB)

To participate in HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) contracting programs, a business must be determined to be a "qualified HUBzone small business concern". A firm can be qualified if:

  • It is small as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • It is located in an "historically underutilized business zone" (HUB Zone)
  • It is owned and controlled by one or more US Citizens, and
  • At least 35% of its employees reside in a HUBZone.

Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)

Specific requirements to qualify for DOBE certification are as follows:

  • Having a physical and/or mental disability that substantially impairs one or more major life activities.
    Verification, through supporting financial and business documents of ownership, of the majority (at least 51%) of a business.
  • Business must be independent and not significantly reliant on another business for day-to-day operations.
    Disabled owner must be involved in the day-to-day operations and management of the company, including decision-making.

Veteran –Owned Business (VOB)

The qualifications for becoming a veteran-owned or service-disabled veteran-owned business are very specific. You must own at least 51 percent of the company applying for certification. But it's not enough to be an owner just in name. You must also be in control of management and day-to-day operations within the business.

To prove that you are a veteran, you will need to have a Department of Defense Form 214 (DD 214), which is issued upon a military service member's retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military. If you intend to apply for service-disabled status, you will also need a letter from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs stating that you are, indeed, service-disabled.

If you are applying to Cenveo’s Supplier Diversity program you must be able present proof of certification from one of the following entities:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (NVBDC)
  • National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
  • NaVOBA Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification
  • SBA Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • SBA Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
  • VETBIZ Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • SBA HUB-Zone Program
  • City and/or State certifying agencies including Department of Transportation (DoT), Affirmative Action Offices, Economic Development, Civil Rights, Unified Certification Program among others.
  • Other entities may be considered

Welcome to Cenveo. We are one of the Nation’s leading printing companies for Envelopes, Labels, Direct Mail and more.  We are delighted that you wish to be considered as a potential supplier to our company.

To begin the process of becoming a supplier with Cenveo please use the "Start Survey" button. You will need the following information readily available: 

Certification Documents
Business Trade References
Please keep in mind that registering DOES NOT:

Guarantee award of a business
Classify your company as an approved or preferred supplier
Automatically qualify your company to be a part of any RFQ's or RFP's
Indicate that your company will be considered to bid on procurement events

We thank you for your interest in doing business with Cenveo!

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Cenveo’s Supplier code of conduct mirrors what we expect of our own workforce.  The suppliers we choose to engage with are an extension of our company and must support our commitment to workforce standards and fair/ethical business practices within their own company, when interacting with Cenveo employees, and in the communities they serve. 

Please refer to Cenveo’s complete Code of Conduct Statement