True Value is committed to supporting diverse businesses by increasing opportunities in our goods and services supplier vendor selection process. True Value believes that diverse businesses support our corporate business strategies by increasing procurement competition, which can lead to lower costs and increased level of innovation, service and product quality. By utilizing and partnering with diverse companies, True Value will continue to build a supplier base that contributes to our corporate growth, profitability, and competitive advantage.

Theresa Shea
Vice President and General Counsel


Thank you for your interest in becoming a True Value Supplier. True Value is committed to developing a diverse supplier base that reflects the changing demographics and consumer market.


Our supplier classifications include the following:

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women-Owned Business (WBE)
  • Veteran-Owned Business (VOB)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender-Owned Business (LGBT)

HOW TO APPLY to be a True Value Supplier


Interested in becoming a True Value supplier?
Tell us about your products.

Interested in working with True Value?
Email and include:

  • Business Name
  • Area of Focus
  • Contact Person
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number


Suppliers must be certified as "diverse" to be recognized as part of True Value's Supplier Diversity Program. Certification can be obtained by demonstrating that the business is at least 51% owned and operated by a U.S citizen who qualifies for one of the designated minority categories. Agencies through which a supplier can obtain the proper certifications include:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and regional affiliates
  • Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC)
  • Women's Business Development Council (WBDC)
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) 
  • National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)