TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 16, 2022 – PRESS RELEASES – Trulieve Cannabis Corp., a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the United States, launched its nationwide Supplier Diversity Initiative. The initiative provides education and professional development resources, while creating mutually beneficial business relationships with a supplier base reflective of the customers and communities Trulieve serves.
Suppliers nationwide are encouraged to register with Trulieve's supplier database. Through the company's comprehensive Supplier Diversity Initiative, Trulieve will consider all varieties of products and services from marketing and software, to cleaning supplies, training, construction and other ancillary services that support Trulieve's day-to-day operations.
"Trulieve's Supplier Diversity Initiative showcases how cannabis leaders can positively impact local business communities while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the cannabis industry," Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers said "As Trulieve broadens its services and operations, we look forward to establishing new professional relationships with diverse business owners who wish to be active participants in this rapidly growing sector."
As corporate members of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, Small Business Administration, Veterans in Business Network, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and Disability Inclusion, Trulieve is actively seeking partnerships with diverse suppliers by participating with these certifying organizations and attending council events.
In November 2021, Trulieve published its inaugural Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report establishing several long-term Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The Supplier Diversity Initiative is the latest extension of Trulieve's commitment to creating a more inclusive and accessible cannabis industry aligned with the company's ethics and governance standards. Since entering Georgia, Trulieve has already allocated a significant portion of its supplier contracts to local minority, woman and veteran-owned companies—well above the state's recommended 20% diversity threshold.
For more information on Trulieve's Supplier Diversity Program or to register as a supplier, please visit trulieve.quantumsds.com or email Diverse.Partners@Trulieve.com.