Diversity & Sustainability


The University of Michigan is committed to enhancing economic opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged businesses.

Our supplier diversity program supports the university’s goal by fostering partnerships between small, diverse, and local businesses and university departments on all three campuses. The program increases diversity within our vendor base by offering opportunities to small businesses.


The university, under the “Planet Blue” program umbrella, has made sustainability a key focus area. We have ambitious goals in four areas: climate action, waste prevention, healthy environments, and community awareness.  

Procurement Services supports Planet Blue and the university’s overall sustainability goals by developing strong partnerships with suppliers who have environmental stewardship programs. These partnerships play a key role in enabling the university to reach its green purchasing goals.