Supplier Diversity

PPL is always looking to expand the diversity of the businesses we work with

“We’re committed to creating, promoting and ensuring a diverse supply base that gives business owners of all backgrounds opportunities that will help them thrive and help us become the best utility in the country.”
– Greg Dudkin, president of PPL Electric Utilities. Read our commitment

Diverse group of business people

The company's spending for products and services provided by companies owned by those with diverse backgrounds has doubled since 2016.

Is your business diverse? We want to hear from you. Obtain certification of your diverse status and upload it in our Supplier Application Form.

Supplier Application Form

We are members of

Disability:IN logo
Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council logo
Women's Business Enterprise Center (WBEC) East logo; Join forces. Succeed together.

Types of diverse businesses we work with

  • Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs)
  • Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)
  • LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs)
  • Veteran-owned Business (VOB)
  • Disability Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) including disabled veteran (V-DOBEs) and service-disabled veteran-owned (SDV-DOBEs)

We also work with small businesses

We work with HUBZone businesses, as well as these small businesses who have additional certification for diversity type:

  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Woman-owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Institutions (MI)

We require that diverse-owned businesses acquire third-party certification to be a part of our supplier diversity program. Here are some of the certifications that we accept:

National Organizations
Government Organizations
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
    Certifying HUBZone businesses and classifying small businesses of all types. All diversity types must be certified through a separate organization. For instance, the SBA has approved WBENC as a third-party certifier for Women-Owned Small Business certification as part of the SBA's WOSB Federal Contracting Program.

Regional Organizations

Tier II reporting requirements

PPL requires all its 1st Tier Suppliers (diverse and non-diverse) to provide monthly reports of their spend with their diverse suppliers (PPL Tier II Indirect spend). The information provided is used in the aggregate to file various reports required by federal, state, and local advocacy organizations.

Tier II reporting program guidelines