About Diversity Solutions

Aon Diversity Solutions (ADS) acts as a centralized supplier and business diversity platform, designed to foster opportunities for diverse businesses in professional services through both internal procurement projects, as well as, external client engagements.

Mission

We will advance good corporate citizenship by engaging stakeholders, advising decision makers, and driving accountability through supplier diversity best practices, processes and governance initiatives.

Statement from Greg Case,
Chief Executive Officer

At its core, our firm creates positive social impact every day. It happens when we live our values through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and opportunity. And, through the value we create for our client when we leverage our proprietary data and analytics to deliver advice and solutions across risk, retirement, and health.

Statement from Michael Benvenuto,
Chief Procurement Officer

Our third party partners are a critical component of our ability to provide industry leading solutions to our clients. At Aon, we are committed to fueling our growth strategy by optimizing our spend base and driving operational efficiencies which maximize the investment we can make with these valued partners. Within our supply base, supplier diversity is a pivotal aspect that strengthens our service offering and reflects the diverse communities in which we operate.

Value

Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. In order to maintain that leadership in the professional services industry, we believe supplier diversity plays an integral role in supporting operational solutions across the organization

How to Provide Value to Aon

Aon Diversity Solutions (ADS) advocates for historically under-utilized businesses to ensure diverse engagement which ultimately creates long-term value for our diverse partners, clients and communities. With a focus on top talent matchmaking expertise, rigorous vetting procedures and project engagement oversight, the team works to create win-win scenarios for all stakeholders. We are always looking for diverse suppliers who understand the unique needs of our stakeholders and offer innovative solutions to serve them. We focus on impacting internal and external priorities for both procurement opportunities and client project opportunities to expand diverse supplier Tier-1 and Tier-2 spend opportunities.

Strategic Sourcing - Internal Business Solution

ADS leverages internal strategic relationships across the organization to support supplier spend opportunities in the areas in which Aon operates. Whether you offer goods and services from IT software, to integrated marketing solutions, Aon encourages economic development by continuously striving to align with our supplier network within the diverse communities in which we serve.

Click here if you’re interested in becoming a supplier

ADS Network - Professional Services Solution

ADS is always looking for professional services diverse firms our core solutions on a local, regional and national level providing a scope of services in the following areas, but not limited to:

  • Claims Audit
  • Communications
  • Elective Benefits
  • H&B Consulting
  • Retirement Investment
  • Risk Management Consulting
  • Safety & Loss Control
  • Talent & Rewards
Click here if you’re interested in joining our ADS Network

Diverse Supplier Profiles

Aon Diversity Solutions aligns with U.S. diverse suppliers who maintain public sector (local, state and federal) diversity certifications, as well as, required licenses, where appropriate. Diverse certification categories include, but are not limited to:

  • Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBE)
  • Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender-owned Business Enterprises (LGBTE)
  • Small Business Administration 8(a)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • Aon is committed to a diverse supply base which reflects the demographics and values of our clients, colleagues and the communities in which we operate.

    Certifications

    Aon’s preferred diversity certifications are:

    National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) nmsdc.org

    Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) wbenc.org

    National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) nvbdc.org

    National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) nglcc.org

    United States Business Leadership Network (USBLN) usbln.org

    Register Now

    In order to do business with Aon as a diverse supplier, you are required to set up a profile in our registration site to be considered for potential sourcing and business development opportunities.

    Click here to register

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: I want to become a diverse supplier to Aon. How do I get started?

    A: If you have a valid certification by the following certifying entities – National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) or Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), you simply register with our program through CVM Solutions. If you have questions about your registration, you may contact CVM Solutions by sending an e-mail to aonsupport@cvmsolutions.com or call (708) 236-2000. Please note that all communication and/or submitted data is owned by CVM Solutions and governed by the company’s privacy policy.

    Q: What happens to my new registration once it has been submitted? (For diverse supplier sourcing opportunities ONLY)

    A: Once you have received a confirmation e-mail stating your registration status has been Accepted, your information is entered into the CVM Solutions database that is provided to all internal business stakeholders within Aon. If there is a sourcing opportunity, our buyers and sourcing staff will access this database to search for suppliers based on keyword, geographical location information. If your company matches with the products or services that Aon is sourcing, you may be contacted to submit additional information.

    Q: What happens to my new registration once it has been submitted? (For ADS Partner Network opportunities ONLY)

    A: Once you have received a confirmation e-mail stating your registration status has been Accepted, your information is entered into the CVM Solutions database that is provided to all Aon Diversity Solutions business development management leads. To support our external client objectives, we value and routinely engage with diverse suppliers with sophisticated capabilities that compliment our core capabilities in the risk management and human capital arena. If there is a external client need, our ADS team will contact you to conduct a vetting process to ensure appropriate certifications and compliance to local and regional regulations. Once we determine your firm is an ideal match based on the clients needs and your competencies, ADS may secure additional information from your firm to activate the project engagement and implement the unique oversight processes.

    Q: What other action steps can I take to to increase my chances of becoming a diverse supplier to Aon?

    A: We encourage you to research the Aon operating company by visiting our website to learn about our core services. With comprehensive information about our company’s business development or sourcing needs, you can be more laser focused, either by your specialties, core competencies, strengths, geographic locations and/or unique growth opportunity relationships. We truly recognize and are committed to establishing relationships with diverse suppliers with capabilities from program management to strategic advisory support, but not limited to:

    • Risk Management Consulting
    • Brokerage Placement
    • Actuarial Services
    • Safety & Loss Control
    • Claims Management
    • Health & Benefits
    • Retirement/Investment
    • Talent & Rewards
    • Communications
    • Cyber Consulting
    • Elective Benefits
    • WRAP/OCIP Support

    Q: When should I expect a response from Aon?

    A: Please allow at least 30 days from the time registration is downloaded for your companies information to receive feedback.

    Q: If I am already certified by a State, do I need to get certified by other organizations?

    A: Aon supports local, state and federal supplier diversity initiatives, certifications and classifications as well as, required licenses, where appropriate. Aon highly encourages and recognizes certification in the following organizations: NMSDC, WBENC, NVBDC, NGLCC and USBLN.

    Q: Does registering guarantee that I will obtain contracts with Aon?

    A: No. In an environment where corporate supply chains are becoming more complex and attracting increased visibility from regulators and consumers, at Aon, supply chain transparency is a critical imperative for managing rising levels of risk. We understand companies that seek to do business with Aon must demonstrate the ability to add value, and provide high-quality goods and services that are competitively priced, reliable, and aligned with our internal and external stakeholder needs. However, our clients, colleagues and communities want to know that we manage our procurement process responsibly, including where and how the goods and services we buy are created or sourced. We set high standards for the way we conduct business, and we expect our suppliers across all of our procurement categories to adhere to the Aon Code of Business Conduct to make an equivalent commitment. Our Code of Business Conduct represents Aon’s principles and our shared values, setting standards for how we work with each other, our clients, and our business partners.


    Calendar of Events

    ADS prides itself in staying actively involved in the community and support our partners. You can connect with us at:

    October 22-25 – NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange, Detroit http://www.nmsdcconference.com/

    October 24 – FSRSD Procurement Symposium, Detroit http://fsrsd.org/



    MBE Magazine visits Aon's Shelly Brown during the WBENC 2017 National Conference & Business Fair



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    Special Inquiries

    For inquiries beyond registration, please email us at diversitysolutions@aon.com.

    Diversity Solutions Team

    Shelly Brown, Diversity Solutions Leader

    Business Development, East Region

    Pete Guzman

    Business Development, South & West Region

    Robert Simpson

    Business Development, Midwest Region

    June Phillips

    Client Delivery & Operations

    Leatha King

    Diversity Sourcing & Compliance

    Natalie West

    Sales Support