Supply Chain

Social and environmental responsibility is an important part of our business relationships with suppliers, and we work closely with them to encourage transformation throughout our global supply chain. In this section, you will find examples of how IBM has established requirements for the companies we do business with, collaborate with industry groups and stakeholders, and grow the global diversity of our supply base.

Our Supply Chain

Our Supply Chain

Social and environmental responsibility is a major component of our corporate responsibility efforts and is incorporated into our business relationships with valued suppliers.

Supplier Assessment & Improvement Plans

Supplier Assessment & Improvement Plans

We continue to develop and refine supply chain initiatives that support our beliefs and those of our stakeholders.

Industry Collaboration

Industry Collaboration

We understand the importance of working together with other parties who share our vision of making sustained improvements to transform the extended supply chain.

Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals

In 2013, we continued working to achieve a supply chain free of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conflict-region-originated minerals.

Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

We believe that a diverse supplier base not only provides talent, it also helps add stability and flexibility throughout our supply chain and promotes economic growth in local communities.