Supplier Diversity

SJI’s continued success depends on our ability to achieve business objectives. Our suppliers are integral to those objectives. SJI’s Supplier Diversity Program looks to expand relationships with women, minority, veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses that provide competitive prices and services to SJI. We believe that building a more diverse supplier base will help us to better serve our customers and remain competitive.

Supplier Diversity Development Council

SJI is a proud member of the BPU Supplier Diversity Council, which is dedicated to forging effective working relationships between minority, woman and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and New Jersey public utilities. The SDDC was chartered in 1997 to advise the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the companies they regulate on matters relating to reporting, measuring and assessing the development of relationships with diversity suppliers. For more information about the SDDC, please visit

SJI's Supplier Diversity Program

SJI requires a third-party certification in order to participate in the Supplier Diversity Program from one of the following agencies:

  • United States Small Business Administration
  • State of New Jersey Agency Certification
  • Third Party Certifying Agencies, such as:
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
  • National Women Business Owners Corporation
  • Supplier Clearinghouse
  • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises Participation Program

For services, each supplier and contractor must provide us with a certificate of insurance that meets specifically required coverage and names SJI and its subsidiaries as an "Additional Insured."