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Supplier Diversity

We believe that companies that actively embrace diversity and consistently demonstrate their commitment to the many communities they serve, establish a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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United Rentals Supplier Diversity Program

At United Rentals, we proactively seek diverse suppliers. To remain competitive in an ever-changing economy, we must include the broadest range of people, ideas, products and services possible. United Rentals' Supplier Diversity program does just that. We do everything we can to ensure that diversely-owned businesses are afforded equal opportunity to participate in our procurement processes.

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United Rentals: A Leader in Supplier Diversity

United Rentals has been selected as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Corporate Supplier Diversity for 2014 by Women’s Enterprise magazine (WE). WE is the publication for WBENC, the certifying body for women-owned business in the US.

Our Membership Organizations

“As a representative of a certified Women Owned Business, I commend organizations that devote resources to ensuring their supplier base is inclusive across a variety of groups. Throughout my near decade tenure as a supplier for United Rentals, I have witnessed their commitment to the economic growth of all communities, as well as leveraging the benefits of competition between suppliers.”

Nationwide Logistics, LLC

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FAQs about Supplier Diversity

What is the Supplier Diversity Program?

We do everything we can to ensure that diversely-owned businesses are afforded equal opportunity to participate in our procurement processes. To qualify for the United Rentals Supplier Diversity program, a company must be at least 51% owned, controlled, and managed by a minority, woman, veteran, service-disabled veteran, or be classified as a Hub Zone, small business, small disadvantaged or 8A Supplier.

Who can qualify for the Supplier Diversity Program?

To qualify for the United Rentals Supplier Diversity program, a company must be at least 51% owned, controlled, and managed by a minority, woman, veteran, service-disabled veteran, or be classified as a Hub Zone, small business, small disadvantaged or 8A Supplier.

How do I apply for the Supplier Diversity Program?

We encourage both prospective and current suppliers who meet the eligibility requirements to complete a Supplier Profile using our Supplier Diversity system. Doing so will allow us to match your company's capabilities with our requirements. Learn more about the supplier diversity qualifications and application process.

What are next steps after submitting my Supplier Diversity application?

Once your application has been received, a member of our Supplier Diversity team will review your company’s information and coordinate with the appropriate Sourcing contact for your category. The Sourcing team will reach out to you if there are any opportunities in your specific category.

Will I be notified of business opportunities?

​​​​​​​Yes, someone on the Sourcing team will reach out to you when an opportunity arises. United Rentals does not post it’s requests for proposals publicly but will utilize our supplier database to include suppliers that meet the requirements.

Recent Awards & Recognition

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