PepsiCo is committed to purchasing from a supplier base representative of our employees, consumers, retail customers and communities. Developing partnerships with diverse suppliers helps us build the world-class supplier base we need. It creates mutually beneficial relationships that expand PepsiCo's sphere of activity. It helps build community infrastructure by providing employment, training, role models, buying from other minority and women-owned businesses and supporting community organizations.
In 2017, we spent approximately $1.35 billion USD with diverse suppliers in the United States. This includes Tier 2 spend reported by non-diverse suppliers, which demonstrates PepsiCo's goal of expanding engagement of diverse suppliers in its supply chain. Beginning in 2017, we broadened our supplier diversity program to include LGBT, Veteran and Disabled-owned enterprises.
Since we started our Supplier Diversity program more than 35 years ago, we have spent a total of over $20 Billion with diverse suppliers, and we are proud to say that we utilize them in virtually all areas of our company. To learn more, please visit www.pepsico.com/sdregistration.
 The PepsiCo Supplier Diversity program defines a diverse supplier as an entity that is 51% or more owned, operated, and managed by an individual or individuals from one or more of the following groups: ethnic minority, women, veterans/service-disabled veterans, LGBTs, and people with disabilities.
Supplier Diversity Registration Portal