Welcome to American Water Supplier Diversity Initiative

The First Step To An Inclusive Partnership

American Water views Supplier Diversity as a valuable component to our company and the communities in which we live and serve. Supplier Diversity is a business imperative that provides a competitive advantage in all aspects of our business operations. As national members of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women Business Enterprise National Council, National Veteran Supplier Development Council, National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and many local and regional advocacy organizations American Water takes its responsibility seriously. We partner with these organizations in our outreach strategy to ensure we are identifying certified and qualified diverse businesses across the spectrum of what we buy. Please take a few moments to view our website and gain insight on how you can partner with us in our commitment of an inclusive supply chain.

Susan Hardwick American Water President and Chief Executive Officer

American Water’s Supplier Diversity initiative aligns with the company’s overall Inclusion, Diversity & Equity strategy. It is a critical component in maintaining our standards for excellence and essential to help keep life flowing for our customers.

Supplier diversity is both an American Water business imperative and best practice. As a component of our engagement and support of the communities that we serve, it is our privilege to pro-actively source, select and establish relationships with diverse businesses that include minority, Disabled, Women, LGBTQ+, Veteran, Service-Disabled Veteran Businesses.

Susan Hardwick
President and Chief Executive Officer

Click here for the 2022 Supply Diversity Economic Impact Study
Supplier Diversity Economic Impact Study Press Release

Here's What We Buy

Instrumentation & Controls
Electrical Components
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Integrated Supply
Chemicals, Gases and Fluids
Maintenance Service
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Rotating Equipment
Facility Materials
Construction Services
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Fleet and Fleet Parts
IT (Hardware, Software)
Support Services & Rentals
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Underground Infrastructure
Facility Services
Professional Services



Supplier Diversity Certifying Imagge

AMWater wbenc logoAMWater nvbdc logo
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AMWater Supplier Clearinghouse logo Small Business Administration Logo
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NGLCC logo National Minority Supplier Development Council logo
us department of veterans affairs logo AMWater nvbdc logo
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US Dot logo
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Disability:IN Logo

*What is a diverse-owned business? View the list of diversity classifications here


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Get Started


Step 1

Check Out What We Buy. Click Here To View A Complete List.




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Step 2

Get Certified. Diverse-Owned Businesses Must Acquire Third-Party Certifications To Participate In Our Supplier Diversity Program.




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Step 3

Register In Our Supplier Portal. When There Is A Match, Our Sourcing Professionals Can Contact You Directly.





supplierdiversity@amwater.com | Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at American Water