Supplier Diversity at MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts is dedicated to investing resources through our supply chain to extend competitive opportunities to local and diverse-owned suppliers. We value diversity, understanding that it drives competition and has a positive impact on our bottom line. We are committed to developing a steady and capable portfolio of qualified suppliers and contractors and consistently seek diverse-owned suppliers who have the capability to provide us with quality, innovative products and services at a competitive rate.

Supplier Diversity at MGM Resorts: By the Numbers

  • Goal to spend 15% of total biddable spend paid annually to diverse suppliers
  • We’ve spent $4.6 billion with diverse-owned suppliers
  • We engage more than 300-400 diverse suppliers annually
  • 67 graduates from the MGM Resorts Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program since 2017, with a goal of 150 graduates by 2025
  • More than 30 conferences and business fairs attended annually

Participation

Participation in the MGM Resorts Supplier Diversity program requires eligible suppliers who identify as diverse owned to obtain certification through a recognized U.S. certifying agency. Diverse-owned businesses must be at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by a:

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
    • African American, Asian Indian, Asian Pacific, Hispanic, American Indian
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
    • All ethnicities
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
    • State program that recognizes ethnic minorities and women as disadvantaged
  •  Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
    • Controlled by individual(s) with disability defined as physical and/or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Veteran-Owned Business/Service Disabled (VOB and SDVOB)
    • A “Veteran” is a person who served on active duty with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, for any length of time and at any place and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender (LGBTQ)
    • Meet status qualifiers to establish LGBT identity in a fair and transparent way

Benefits

  • Gain visibility to sourcing professionals through the Supplier Diversity database
  • Guidance on MGM Resorts’ business practices and culture from supplier diversity professionals
  • Potential access to bid opportunities
  • Eligible to apply for participation in the MGM Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program
  • Certifying Agencies
  • Invitations to attend procurement events with MGM Resorts

Recognition

  • 2023 Executive of the Year, Patrick Miller-Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
  • 2022 ISM Supply Chain Trailblazer Organizational Award-Institute for Supply Management
  • 2022 Warrior Award-Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
  • 2022 Women of Distinction Award, Kenyatta Lewis, Executive Director, Supplier Diversity, Sustainable Procurement, and Training-National Association of Women Business Owners Southern Nevada 

Our Approach

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

We operate with integrity and strategic focus.

Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse culture for our employees, guests, community partners and stakeholders.

Protecting the Planet

We work to ensure our operations are environmentally sustainable.

Investing in Our Communities

We are invested in growing and supporting strong communities.

More Information

Social Impact & Sustainability Reports

Each year we are proud to showcase these commitments by highlighting the work we do today and the goals we aim to achieve.

ESG Policies

We have a number of ESG-related policies in place to formalize and operationalize our efforts.

ESG Disclosures

In addition to our company’s self-selected metrics and goals, we also provide disclosures aligned to a number of prevailing third-party ESG frameworks.

Awards and Recognition

MGM Resorts International is honored when organizations recognize our Company’s efforts in diversity, philanthropy and environmental sustainability.