Inclusion and diversity are intrinsic to Wipro’s business. We are committed to developing an inclusive supply chain that mirrors the communities and consumers it serves.
We believe that diverse businesses should have an equal opportunity to compete for contracts and subcontracts held by Wipro. Wipro promises to support diverse businesses in all its business geographies by sourcing goods and services from diverse suppliers as much as possible. To deepen our engagements, we have launched two flagship programs to support small and diverse businesses, with the following objectives:
What constitutes a diverse supplier?
Wipro recognizes businesses as diverse when they are certified to be at least 50% owned, controlled, and managed by individuals belonging to any of following categories:
Wipro Inclusive Supplier Development & Mentorship (WISDOM) Program
The WISDOM program is designed to provide management and technical support to diverse suppliers to help them strengthen their businesses and obtain scalability and sustainability in their operations.
At the start of each program, a collective session is addressed by a Wipro senior leader who outlines importance of diversity and inclusion in Wipro business.
Each collective session is followed by a deeper one-on-one conversation between a supplier and the Wipro Supplier Diversity Led to identify the barriers and enablers of doing business with Wipro.
The same barriers and enablers are discussed, and solutions are proposed in the final round of WISDOM in the presence of the respective buying leader, with commitment to periodic review.
Wipro Inclusion & Diversity Opportunity for Vendors (WINDOV)
To establish a direct connect with diverse suppliers beyond any barriers and to fast-track empanelment, Wipro has launched a series of virtual Wipro Inclusion and Diversity Opportunity for Vendors (WINDOV) conclaves.
After a basic screening, suppliers are invited to present their capabilities directly to Wipro purchase managers, thereby obtaining spot recommendations for empanelment if successful.
In the last concluded US conclave, as per the unique WINDOV format, we reached out to about 2,000 diverse suppliers and, recommended several diverse businesses belonging to Disabled Veterans, Women, Black Americans, and other minorities, for empanelment in the Wipro supply chain.
Wipro will periodically review the impact of its Supplier Diversity initiatives and reserves the right to augment any part of the strategy to reach its supplier diversity goals.
If you are a certified diverse supplier and want to participate in our program, please register your interest here: