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"At Norfolk Southern, we strongly believe that our strength is in our diversity.   We recognize that inclusive sourcing practices create long-term term value for our customers, shareholders and the communities that we serve.  We will therefore remain unwavering in our commitment to maximizing sourcing opportunities and creating mutually beneficial business relationships with qualified and innovative small and diverse firms.” 

Alan H. Shaw

Chairman and CEO

Norfolk Southern

At Norfolk Southern we recognize the vital role diversity plays in our relationships with customers, employees, and suppliers - especially in today's global environment. We strongly believe that the diversity of our supply chain is an integral component of our success in the marketplace and we remain steadfast in our quest to maximize business opportunities for small and diverse firms. We partner with such firms who are committed to providing new technology, innovation, and competitively priced, high quality products and services.

Our Supplier Diversity program includes small business and certified diverse firms that are owned, operated, and controlled by a member of one of the following groups:

  • Minority owned
    • African American
    • Asian American
    • Hispanic American
    • Native American
  • Women owned
  • Veteran owned
  • Service-Disabled Veteran owned
  • Disability owned
  • LGBTQ owned
  • HUBZone
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise or Other SBA Disadvantaged

All businesses who wish to be considered as small and diverse suppliers to Norfolk Southern must be certified by a valid council or government agency such as:

Disability:IN
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
U.S. Department of Transportation

If you are a small business or certified diverse firm interested in doing business with Norfolk Southern, please click here to Become a Supplier.  Your company’s profile will be shared with our sourcing team so that you can be considered for upcoming sourcing projects.  You will be contacted if there are questions or interest in learning more about your firm.

If you are currently a supplier with an expired diversity certificate, please email your new certificate to [email protected]