Supplier Diversity at Microsoft

Glossary

April 9, 2009

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African-American (n.)

A United States citizen having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

Asian-Indian (n.)

A United States citizen whose origins are from India, Pakistan, or Bangladesh.

 
Asian-Pacific (n.)

A United States citizen whose origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the United States Trust Territories of the Pacific, or the Northern Marianas.

 
Black (n.)

A United States citizen having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

 
Category Manager (CM) (n.)

A Microsoft procurement employee who manages the category of procurement at Microsoft, including the suppliers within that category of goods or services.

 
e-procurement (n.)

A system of online processes by which key procurement activities are conducted. E-procurement processes at Microsoft include MS Market, MS Invoice, MS Inquire, and direct deposit of payments to suppliers.

 
Hispanic (n.)

A United States citizen of true-born Hispanic heritage, from any of the Spanish-speaking areas of Latin America or the following regions: Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean Basin only.


 
HUBZone small business (n.)

A small business located in distressed areas, designated as an "Historically Underutilized Business Zone" (HUBZone), which appears on the list of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration (https://eweb1.sba.gov/hubzone/internet/index.cfmh). A small business must meet all of the following criteria to qualify for the HUBZone program:

  • It must be located in a "historically underutilized business zone" (HUBZone).
  • It must be owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens.
  • At least 35 percent of its employees must reside in a HUB Zone.