• Supplier Diversity

  • Primary Objective

    To maximize contracting opportunities and facilitate the growth and development of diverse suppliers.

    Pepco Holdings has a longstanding commitment to supplier diversity. It is a key component of our strategic sourcing and purchasing strategy. Our executive team and dedicated employees strive to maximize opportunities for diverse supplier inclusion in our contract awards.

    Pepco Holdings' Supplier Diversity Program evolved from those of our operating companies, particularly Pepco which established a Minority Business Development Department in the 1970s and voluntarily signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the MD and DC Public Service Commissions in the 1990s. In 2009, Pepco and Delmarva Power signed revised MOUs with the MD Public Service Commission targeting businesses that are at least 51% owned by minorities, women, service disabled veterans and not-for-profit sheltered workshops. This MOU is a voluntary agreement that established a long-term goal of 25% through direct and second tier spend. Pepco also signed a similar MOU with the DC Public Service Commission in 2012. Progress toward the achievement of these goals, along with outreach and activities to advance supplier diversity, are reported annually.

    Atlantic City Electric has a been a member of the Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC) since 1998, a program of the New Jersey public utilities and the Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) dedicated to forging effective working relationships between minority, service-disabled veteran, and woman-owned businesses.

    The Supplier Diversity team and professional buyers participate in local, regional and national trade fairs and matchmakers to identify third party certified diverse suppliers who can provide Pepco Holdings the best value. 

    For more information about the Supplier Diversity program, visit supplier.diversity@exeloncorp.com.