CrowdStrike is committed to increasing our diverse supplier community and understands the importance that supplier inclusion is critical to our mission to combat adversaries across the globe. As one of the leading cybersecurity companies in the world, we seek to provide equal business opportunities to diverse suppliers who share our vision.
CrowdStrike values and promotes diversity in its supplier community. We strive to obtain the best possible products and services to support our business regardless of the legally protected characteristic or status of the supplier’s owners or employees. Where possible, CrowdStrike will select its suppliers among small business vendors, as well as minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and LGBTQ-owned suppliers.
Our goal is to work closely with underrepresented groups and minorities to continue to expand and grow our network across our organization. At CrowdStrike, a diverse supplier is any supplier who qualifies for the following classification:
- Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) include businesses which have been verified and certificated to be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a minority individual or group. Minority includes, but is not limited to: Asian Americans, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and other groups defined as disadvantaged by the U.S.Small Business Administration (SBA). Foreign-owned entities operating in the U.S. are not included in these definitions.
- Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) include businesses which have been verified and certificated to be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. Certification may be provided by private third party certifiers such as The Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council or The National Women Business Owners Corporation or through other state or local agencies.
- Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs) include businesses which have been certified by the Association for Service Disabled Veterans who are either a sole proprietorship at least 51% owned by one or more disabled veterans; or a publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock owned by one or more disabled veterans; or a subsidiary which is wholly owned by a parent corporation, but only if at least 51% of the voting stock of the parent corporation is owned by one or more disabled veterans; or a joint venture in which at least 51% of the joint venture’s management and control and earnings are held by one or more veterans. A disabled veteran is an honorably discharged veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces with a permanent service-related disability.
- Veteran Business Enterprises (VBEs) include businesses which have been verified and certificated to be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by an honorably discharged veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
- Small Businesses (SB) include businesses that are organized for profit; have a place of business in the U.S.; operate primarily within the U.S. or make a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American services, materials or labor; are independently owned and operated; and are not dominant in its field on a national basis. The SBs may be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or any other legal form. In determining what constitutes a small business, the definition will vary to reflect industry differences. The SBA has established a Table of Small Business Size Standards (http://www.sba.gov/content/summarysize-standards-industry), which is matched to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries. A size standard, which is usually stated in number of employees or average annual receipts, represents the largest size that a business (including its subsidiaries and affiliates) may be to remain classified as a small business for the SBA and Federal contracting programs. If a business exceeds the size standard for its overall industry group, it may still be a small business for its specific industry within that group; some industries have higher size standards than the general one for the industry group.
- LGBT Business Enterprise as certified by the LGLCC and must be at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned, operated, managed, and controlled by an LGBT person or persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, exercise independence from any non-LGBT business enterprise, have its principle place of business (headquarters) in the United States, have been formed as a legal entity in the United States.
- HUB Zone is a business located in a “historically underutilized business zone,” owned and controlled by at least 51% U.S. citizens, and at least 35 percent of its employees must reside in a HUB zone. It must appear on the list of Qualified HUB Zone Small Business maintained by the SBA.