Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

Tom Kennedy
“Diversity is at the heart of all we do at Raytheon. We embrace diversity and diverse opinions; we treat people with dignity and respect to support our inclusive culture. This allows us to retain and attract the world-class talent and supplier base we need to develop the innovative solutions our global customers depend on. We view our diversity as a competitive advantage as a key enabler of our growth.”

Thomas A. Kennedy, Chairman and CEO

We are building an inclusive culture

Supplier Diversity is a business imperative. To meet the challenges we face, Raytheon fosters an environment of inclusion which allows us to retain, develop and attract a diverse supply base. Raytheon provides maximum practicable procurement opportunities for small, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, Historically Underutilized Zone, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-owned and disability-owned businesses. Raytheon also seeks to provide opportunities for historically-black colleges, universities and minority institutions in the areas of technical, engineering and research services. To that end, Raytheon is committed to a diverse supply base that reflects the demographics and values of our Company, customers and the communities in which we operate.

Advocacy & Outreach

Raytheon provides access to small and diverse suppliers through our strategic partnerships and active participation at local and national advocacy organization events, aerospace and defense industry events and government agency sponsored events.

2019 Events

Date Event Location
February 11-13 National 8(a) Small Business Conference Nashville, TN
March 11-13 WBENC Summit and Salute Houston, TX
May 6-8 Sea-Air-Space Exposition National Harbor, MD
June 19-21 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair Baltimore, MD
July 25-26 NDIA Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event San Diego, CA
October 14-19 AUSA Washington, DC
October 14-19 NMSDC Conference & Business Fair Opportunity Atlanta, GA

Awards & Recognition

Raytheon is a recognized industry leader in driving diversity and inclusion within its supply base.

Minority Business NewsMinority Business News
Corporate 101Corporate 101
Minority Engineer Magazine a Top 50 EmployerMinority Engineer Magazine a Top 50 Employer
glassdoor Best Places to Interviewglassdoor Best Places to Interview

America's Top Corporate for Women’s Business Enterprises
Recognized by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a leader in Supplier Diversity program execution by sustaining results and creating innovative and best practices that support Women Business Enterprises

America's Most Admired Corporations for Supplier Diversity
Recognized by Minority Business News USA for demonstrating commitment to developing and growing minority-owned enterprises

DoD Mentor Protégé Program Nunn-Perry Award
Received 23 Nunn-Perry Awards as a result of excellent performance in mentoring and developing small business capabilities for sustained growth

America's Top 50 Organizations
Multicultural Business Opportunities by OMNIKAL

Major Commodities Procured

Raytheon procures a wide variety of products and services, including but not limited to, the major commodities below. To be eligible for award as a small business, an offeror must represent in good faith that it is a small business by ensuring that all NAICS codes for which the offeror can be certified as small are listed on Raytheon’s Annual Offeror Registration Data, Representations and Certifications (CR-003) form. Click HERE for a list of the most common NAICS Codes that Raytheon procures.

  • Capacitors and Resistors
  • Casting, Forgings and Extrusions
  • Computer Hardware/Software
  • Components and Semiconductors
  • Connectors
  • Consultant Services
  • Electrical
  • Fasteners
  • Insurance and Benefits
  • Logistics (3PL & 4PL)
  • Machining/Sheet Metal
  • Marketing & Trade Shows
  • Mechanical
  • Molded Plastic and Rubber
  • Professional Services
  • PWBs, CCAs and Backplanes
  • Relocation Services
  • RF Assemblies
  • RF Microwave
  • Security Services
  • Switches and Relays
  • Test Equipment
  • Travel
  • Waste Management
  • Wire and Cable