Suppliers Are Our Partners
For more than 100 years Coca-Cola UNITED has been committed to holding ourselves and our suppliers to the highest standards of our core values: Quality, Excellence, Integrity, and Respect. Our relationships with our suppliers are closely connected to the quality of our own products and services. As such, we seek to build strong partnerships with those suppliers who provide the best value proposition through consistent supply of quality services and materials, innovations, and cost competitive performance. We expect our suppliers to conduct their business in a way that upholds our core values.
In support of our business mission, a large number of capable suppliers are needed to ensure that UNITED can reliably deliver Coca-Cola products to the store shelves.Become a SupplierTerms and Conditions
Fernando (The Coca-Cola Company) and Mike (Coca-Cola United) attending the NMSDC Conference.
We also value Supplier Diversity which aligns with UNITED’s goals for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is reflective of the diverse communities where we live and work and conduct business. This diversity is a strength that allows us to serve our many communities and customers to the highest levels. UNITED is committed to promoting its Supplier Diversity Program to engage and responsibly foster additional business with qualified diverse-owned suppliers. This can only be achieved through increased exposure and access to qualified diverse-owned business offering solutions that meet UNITED’s business needs. Our Supplier Diversity Program is a strategic business endeavor requiring the same value proposition (quality, service, cost, performance and innovation) expected of any supplier.
At UNITED, a diverse-owned business or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is defined as a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated and controlled by designated diverse group members. Diverse group members are United States citizens who are African American, Asian Indian, Asian Pacific, Hispanic, Native American, Service-Disabled Veteran, Veteran, LGBTQ and Woman. Ownership means that the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals and the management and daily operations are controlled by those individuals. A third-party certification or UNITED’s qualification process is required for recognition as a diverse business.
Coca-Cola Company and Bottler teams meeting with attendees at the NMSDC Conference.
Suppliers Are Our Partners
Interested in being considered as a supplier to Coca-Cola UNITED? Tell us about your company using the form below
How do I become a supplier for UNITED?
Complete the Supplier Inquiry Form to let us know you are interested in becoming a supplier. This information will be used to assess potential matches to needs within UNITED.
How do I become a Diverse Supplier for UNITED?
Complete the Supplier Inquiry Form to let us know you are interested in becoming a Diverse Supplier
I do not have an MBE certificate verifying my status, can I still register as a Diverse Supplier?
Yes. For UNITED applications and when operating as a supplier, we can qualify your business as a Diverse Supplier if your company meets the definition and certain conditions. Please complete the online Supplier Inquiry Form.
I am interested in becoming a certified MBE. Are there resources available to me?
Yes. Select MBE Certification Councils and State certification processes can be found using the following links:
NMSDC – National Minority Supplier Development Council – and Affiliates
DISABILITY: IN – Disability Inclusion
WBENC – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and Affiliates
NWBOC – National Women Business Owners Corporation
NGLCC – The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
USHCC – U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates
USPAACC – US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates
WEConnect International – Connects Women-Owned Businesses
NVBDC – National Veteran Business Development Council
Does registering as a Diverse Supplier make my company a “preferred” or “approved” supplier?
No. Registration does not give your company “preferred” or “approved” supplier status. Registration gives UNITED access to your company’s contact information to begin the process of facilitating possible matches to our business needs.
Does completing the Inquiry Form guarantee business with UNITED?
No. For any supplier that submits information, we will use your information in sourcing potential suppliers to consider when an appropriate opportunity arises. Registration does not obligate UNITED to place any supplier on a bidders list.
What is a “Diverse Supplier” or MBE?
A diverse business or an MBE is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated, and controlled by designated diverse group members. Diverse group members are United States citizens who are African American, Asian Indian, Asian Pacific, Hispanic, Native American, Service-Disabled Veteran, Veteran, LGBTQ and Woman. Ownership means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals and the management and daily operations are controlled by those individuals.
How can I contact UNITED about sourcing opportunities?
By completing the online Supplier Inquiry Form.
If I have a question that is not addressed on the website, how can I contact UNITED?
By sending an email with your questions to UnitedSupplierInquiries@ccbcu.com