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Diversity at Wawanesa


WAWANESA SUPPLIER DIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT

At Wawanesa, we strive to develop and maintain positive, lasting relationships in the communities where we work and live. As part of this commitment, we seek to provide equal opportunities to everyone. In dealing with our suppliers, this means encouraging the participation of all businesses in the procurement process, including those owned by minorities, women, disabled veterans, and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) persons. Our hope is that partnering with these diverse groups will help them to succeed, while fostering an environment of equality and fair competition in the marketplace. At the same time, these partnerships are valuable to Wawanesa, helping us to continue to expand our diverse network of relationships.

Wawanesa's Supplier Diversity Program

The goal of Wawanesa's Supplier Diversity Program is to attract and support the participation of minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran-owned businesses in the procurement process, through outreach and communications to these groups.

Any minority, women, LGBT, or disabled veteran-owned business interested in doing business with Wawanesa is encouraged to submit the Wawanesa Supplier Diversity Application to Wawanesa's Supplier Diversity Office, together with a copy of its business certification from a qualified agency.

Wawanesa recognizes minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran business enterprises, defined as follows:

  • a "minority business enterprise" is a business located in the United States which meets the following requirements:
    • at least 51 percent of the business is owned by an individual or individuals representing one or more minority groups; and
    • one or more of these individuals manage and control the daily operations of the business.

    "Minority" includes African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Pacific Americans and Asian Indian Americans who provide proof of United States citizenship or legal resident alien status.

  • a "women business enterprise" is a business located in the United States which meets the following requirements:
    • at least 51 percent of the business is owned by one or more women; and
    • one or more of these women manage and control the daily operations of the business (and provide proof of United States citizenship or legal resident alien status).

  • a "disabled veteran business enterprise" is a business located in the United States which meets the following requirements:
    • at least 51 percent of the business is owned by one or more disabled veterans (limited liability companies must be wholly owned by one or more disabled veterans to qualify); and
    • one or more disabled veterans manage and control the daily operations of the business (the disabled veterans who exercise management and control are not required to be the same disabled veterans who own the business).

    To qualify, a disabled veteran business enterprise must be certified by the California Department of General Services. For certification purposes, a "disabled veteran" is a veteran of the U. S. military, naval, or air service who
    1. has a service connected disability of at least 10 percent or more, as declared by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs or the United States Department of Defense; and
    2. is domiciled in California.

  • a "lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender business enterprise" is a business located in the United States which exercises independence from any non-LGBT business enterprise and meets the following requirements:
    1. at least 51 percent of the business is owned by one or more LGBT persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents; and
    2. one or more LGBT persons manage and control the daily operations of the business.

We accept certifications from the following organizations:


We also recognize businesses registered with the U.S. Small Business Administration classified as diverse businesses.

If your business is not currently certified and you would like more information concerning the benefits of becoming a certified minority, women, LGBT, or disabled veteran-owned business, we encourage you to visit the websites listed above for more information.

Our Supplier Diversity Office will review all completed applications and keep them on file for future consideration. If the Supplier Diversity Office accepts your application, it will be entered into a database and you will be notified accordingly. Please be aware that submission of an application and certification of eligibility does not guarantee a contract with Wawanesa.

For questions regarding the application process or the Wawanesa Supplier Diversity Program, please contact our Supplier Diversity Office at (858) 505-7860 or supplierdiversity@wawanesa.com .

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Wawanesa Supplier Diversity FAQ


How do I become a part of Wawanesa's Supplier Diversity Program?

What if I submit my application and certificate but there are no opportunities available?

Does submitting my application and certificate guarantee a future procurement contract with Wawanesa?

What if there is a change of ownership or business classification that affects my eligibility for the Supplier Diversity Program?

How do I get more information about the advantages of becoming a certified minority, women, LGBT or disabled veteran-owned business?

How do I become a part of Wawanesa's Supplier Diversity Program?

If you are a potential vendor or supplier you may submit a completed application along with a copy of your certification from one of the following certifying organizations (if applicable):


If you are an existing vendor or supplier and have not provided a copy of your certification to us, please submit your certificate to:

By Mail:

Wawanesa General Insurance P.O. Box 82867
San Diego, CA 92138-9492
Attn: Supplier Diversity Office

Email: supplierdiversity@wawanesa.com
Fax: (619) 285-2704
Attn: Supplier Diversity

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What if I submit my application and certificate but there are no opportunities available?

When your application and certificate are received, your information will be added to our potential vendor and supplier database for future consideration.

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Does submitting my application and certificate guarantee a future procurement contract with Wawanesa?

No, submitting your application and certification will place you on our potential vendor and supplier database only.

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What if there is a change of ownership or business classification that affects my eligibility for the Supplier Diversity Program?

A change of business ownership or business classification that affects the eligibility for the Wawanesa Supplier Diversity Program must be reported to the Supplier Diversity Office. If the change involves the type of certification or certification organization, a copy of the current certificate from the new certifying organization will be required.

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How do I get more information about the advantages of becoming a certified minority, women, LGBT or disabled veteran-owned business?

If you are interested in becoming a certified minority, women, LGBT or disabled veteran-owned business enterprise, you may contact the certifying organizations listed above for more information on the eligibility criteria and certification process.

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Wawanesa Corporate Responsibility

At Wawanesa General Insurance Company we feel it is an honor and a privilege to support our local communities. It is our responsibility to create a positive impact through active involvement in events and organizations important to consumers, our customers and our employees. Through active community outreach, sponsorship, participation and financial contributions Wawanesa supports many diverse organizations including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Special Olympics
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station
  • National Foundation for Autism Research
  • The United Way
  • Susan B. Komen Race For The Cure
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • ABC Youth Foundation

Our long term objective is to raise awareness of the needs of many within our community. All of our efforts are aligned with our corporate values and goals which includes supporting the communities where we work and live, and being a good corporate citizen.

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Workplace Diversity at Wawanesa

It is the people of Wawanesa that make a difference. Wawanesa seeks dedicated employees to share our vision and uphold our core values of integrity, honesty, consistency and trust. We are committed to fairness in the workplace and encourage diversity. At Wawanesa we do not tolerate or condone discrimination of any protected group including, but not limited to, discrimination on the basis of age, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or physical or mental disability.

At Wawanesa we understand our differences provide us with a unique perspective that can give each of us a better understanding of how to meet the needs of our employees and customers. Because our success depends on the people who help us "Earn Your Trust", we provide equal opportunity for professional development and training, career enrichment, and educational and tuition assistance to all eligible Wawanesa employees. Through inclusion of all the diverse groups that make up Wawanesa, we build on the talent we have to continue the tradition of exceptional customer service and claims handling Wawanesa is known for.

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