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Suppliers are critical to the success of our business and the 45 million members we serve. Elevance Health’s Global Supply Chain function facilitates partnerships with hundreds of suppliers, managing over $7 billion of indirect spending in products and services. Elevance Health partners with suppliers based on the quality and cost of their products and services, and on the suppliers’ alignment with our mission and core values.

In addition to considering each supplier’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards as an important component of their overall profile, we assess our critical suppliers’ alignment with Elevance Health’s mission and core values. Our robust Supplier Code of Conduct — which addresses topics such as human and labor rights, anticorruption policies, workplace safety standards and responsible paper guidelines — is standard in supplier contracts; suppliers are required to acknowledge and attest to it on a regular basis. The code sets expectations, in alignment with Elevance Health’s values, for how our suppliers do business.

Supplier Diversity

Supplier diversity is an integral part of the way we do business and one important way we improve the economic health of our communities. Our comprehensive Supplier Diversity program creates economic opportunities for underrepresented communities by procuring products and services from small businesses and businesses that are majority owned by people of color, women, veterans, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, disability-owned business enterprises, as well as HUBZone.

Our supplier diversity team works with business partners from across Elevance Health to ensure that diverse suppliers are included in sourcing opportunities. In addition, community partnerships, such as the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, help us to identify, nurture, and expand our supplier base.

In 2021, Elevance Health’s tier 1 (direct) and 2 (indirect) spend with diverse and small businesses totaled approximately $1 billion. Our award-winning program received several recognitions in 2021, including Best Corporations for Veteran’s Business Enterprises from NaVOBA and the Hispanic Award for Corporate Inclusion from the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility (HACR). 

Supply Chain Sustainability and Responsibility

Elevance Health upholds environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria across our value chain, which includes our supply chain. In addition to expecting that suppliers attest to the Supplier Code of Conduct, which covers many ESG topics, Elevance Health considers each supplier’s ESG standards as an important component of their overall vendor profile. As part of our enterprise environmental goals, we engage strategic suppliers on setting their own scope 1 and 2 science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by the end of 2023.

Our supply chain ESG standards help us align our supply chain with Elevance Health’s values. Review our Supplier Sustainability Policy to learn more.

Supplier Registration

Suppliers are required to register to be considered for procurement opportunities with Elevance Health.  The registration process is an opportunity for suppliers to share information on capabilities, products and alignment with Elevance Health’s mission and core values. 

Registration Process

  1. Create a free account on the Ariba Commerce Cloud or login using an existing account. New suppliers will be requested to provide company name, address, and other contact information.
    NOTE: To complete the supplier registration process you will be redirected to the Ariba Network site.
  2. Once information is submitted, suppliers will receive an activation email. After account activation, there will be additional questions which Elevance Health requires of all its suppliers.
  3. After submitting updated information, the supplier’s profile will be included in Elevance Health’s database for potential procurement opportunities.  If not immediately contacted for opportunities, information will remain active for future opportunities. 
    NOTE:  Completion of the supplier registration process does not imply a contract or intent to purchase by Elevance Health, Inc. 
  4. The Elevance Health Supplier Registration Guide provides step-by-step registration instructions. Questions should be directed to the Elevance Health Supplier Enablement team at