Vendor Diversity Program (VDP) Description
Corizon has a company-wide commitment to promote the growth and development of qualified small, minority, women, and disadvantaged owned businesses (“Diverse Businesses”). This program, known as Corizon’s Vendor Diversity Program, supports and fosters inclusiveness, diversity and economic development in the correctional healthcare industry through identification and evaluation Diverse Businesses for contracting and procurement activities. Corizon is dedicated to providing Diverse Businesses the opportunity to participate in all areas of procurement, including vendor, provider and supplier activities.
Corizon has over 34 years of history working with local and small business, as well as an annual spend of over $55 million with Diverse Businesses across the country. Our efforts are designed to create and increase business opportunities for all by promoting job development and economic growth in the geographical areas where Corizon conducts business.
Corizon strives to conduct business in a fair and ethical manner in keeping with its Code of Conduct and Business Ethics. The Corizon Vendor Diversity Program applies to all firms or institutions regardless of the business owner’s race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran. The Corizon program complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws, including anti-discrimination laws and laws governing the use of Diverse Businesses.