Our supplier partners.
We look to partner with companies who share our commitment to honesty, accountability and integrity and who prioritize safety and operational excellence in all that they do. In today's ever-changing environment, we rely on partners who can adapt and grow rapidly to help meet the needs of our customers. We have a dedicated team that acts as a centralized resource and helps suppliers throughout the qualification process.
We work with suppliers in the following areas:
- Architecture & Engineering Services
- General Contractors
- Materials & Equipment
- Indirect Services
Learn more about potential areas of opportunity.
Supplier diversity matters.
Our Supplier Diversity Program is part of our commitment to the communities we serve. It's made us a stronger company while providing many benefits for the cities and towns where we live and work:
- Provides new opportunities to qualified suppliers.
- Supports the diversity goals of municipalities.
- Utilizes workers who know the community and share its values.
Brad Ross Vice President Supply Chain
At Crown Castle, we work to bring the world’s most transformative technologies to people and businesses across the country. To do this effectively, it’s vital that we build teams that reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the communities we serve.
We require that our diverse supplier partners are certified by a third party organization such as a diversity development council, state or local agency.
Some of these organizations include:
- National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
- Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
- National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
- National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
Learn more about our Supplier Diversity Program.
Frequently asked questions.
At Crown Castle, a diverse supplier is defined as a supplier that is greater than 50% owned and operated by one or more individuals who are either minorities, women, veterans, disabled or LGBTQ+ and are certified by a third party certification agency.
Supplier diversity is a part of upholding Crown Castle’s social responsibility. We set our supplier diversity goal because we want an inclusive and sustainable supply chain that represents the communities and the customers we serve. It’s well-known that diverse teams lead to better performance.
At Crown Castle, we are focused on adding value through a diverse ecosystem of talent which extends through to our supply chain. Many of our major customers also believe in the value of a diverse supply chain and have supplier diversity goals.
Learn more about our dedication to supplier diversity.
Although certification is not required to do business with us, it is required to be included within our Supplier Diversity Program. If a supplier meets eligibility requirements, we encourage them to get certified. We are also here to assist where we can with this process.
No, we accept diversity certifications from any third-party certification agency (national, state and local). We currently have corporate memberships with the following nationally recognized certification agencies:
We promote diversity in our supplier base, include diverse suppliers in procurement opportunities and have set a goal of reaching 16% diverse spend with diverse suppliers by 2026. In addition to just being the right thing to do, we need the help of a diverse network of suppliers to continue building and maintaining our shared fiber, small cells and towers.
No. We are committed to being an integral part of the communities in which we serve and operate, as well as being a valued partner to both our customers and suppliers. We evaluate our suppliers across multiple factors which may include:
- Safety record
- Necessary skill set
- Quality of work
- Ability to meet required time frames
- Prior experience with suppliers
- Requirements and goals of municipalities and/or customers
- Crown Castle’s values
- Other situational dependent factors unique to the opportunity