Supplier Diversity Program


INTRAL recognizes the importance of having a diverse supplier base that reflects our customers around the world. Working with small and diverse suppliers provides an ever-growing platform for innovative collaborations while fostering the promotion and growth of minority, women, LGBT, Veteran, disabled and other diverse owned businesses. 

Supplier diversity develops and enriches our corporate relationships and contributes to our ability to better understand and serve our customers. Our program is designed to engage the very best suppliers including those who share our commitment to integrity, excellent customer service and social responsibility.  

INTRAL’s leadership and employees are committed to adopting procurement processes and practices that will enhance opportunities for Diverse Suppliers. INTRAL is engaged in an ongoing effort to build diversity and inclusion into every aspect of our company by: 

  • Sourcing qualified and certified diverse suppliers that can provide competitive and high-quality products and services whose businesses align with The Company’s business strategy. 
  • Supporting local or national organizations that support small and diverse suppliers via membership, philanthropy, or participation in outreach activities that support small and diverse suppliers. 
  • Asking for a copy of all our supplier’s diversity policy statements and requesting information as to their own initiatives to promote supplier diversity and compliance. (Second Tier-Diversity Supplier) 

To be characterized as a Diverse Supplier, a business must be at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by member(s) from one of the following groups: 

  • Minority-Owned Business enterprise (MBE): African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Native Alaskan, or Asian descent  
  • LGBT-Owned Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) 
  • Women-Owned Small Business Enterprise (WBE)  
  • Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VOBE)  
  • Disabled-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) 

We are committed to working with a diverse set of suppliers and encourage suppliers to obtain certifications where possible as follows: 

  1. NMSDC – If the prospective supplier is minority-owned, INTRAL recommends that the business becomes certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council or one of its regional affiliates at  Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) 
  2. WBENC- If the business is woman-owned, INTRAL recommends certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council at or Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) 
  3. NGLCC- Contact the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for certification as a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transsexual owned business at 
  4. U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs – If the supplier is a service-disabled veteran or veteran owned, please contact the USDVA for documentation to verify your status at 
  5. Disabled-Owned Business Enterprise – The DOBE certification is granted to businesses that are at least 51% owned, operated, controlled, and managed by a person with a disability.  Contact the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) US Supplier Diversity Program at 

INTRAL will also accept certification from any national, state, or local third-party certifying agency. 

Since 1987, INTRAL has been a provider of international trade and logistics management services.

Over the years INTRAL has continued our tradition by providing innovative and cutting edge supply chain management, transportation and sourcing services. Today, businesses of all sizes depend on INTRAL’s distinctive professional services and proprietary technology to manage their international supply chains; from purchasing, global sourcing, order processing, 4PL & 3PL, freight forwarding, warehousing and shipment tracking, to customer service and regulatory compliance. Let our expertise become part of your operation.