Supplier Diversity > RGMA 5 Levels

What are the 5 levels of performance?

5World Class

A company like Level 4 who in addition has savvy, enlightened senior management teams and world-class supplier diversity professionals.

4Advanced

Organizations whose supplier diversity initiative aligns with their strategy, structure, and culture.

3Traditional

The gateway to Advanced and World-Class processes. However, a lack of alignment between supplier diversity and key initiatives, such as strategic sourcing and marketing, continues to present roadblocks to progress.

2Basic

Companies whose only objective is to satisfy customer requirements or respond to a lawsuit or other organizations who are just passing through.

1Beginning

Organizations with Level 1 programs are those that have made a recent decision to embrace supplier diversity, and are now examining how supplier diversity can fit into their business model.

0Zero

Companies and institutions at Level Zero have no functional supplier diversity program in place and there are no signs that this condition will change.

The "Gold Standard" by which corporations measure their supplier diversity initiatives.