Our Commitment to Supplier Diversity

Lyric Opera of Chicago recognizes the importance of identifying and working with vendors that share our values of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (I.D.E.A.). We have taken this opportunity to integrate our commitment to these values into our vendor/supplier/contractor selection and retention process.

The objective of our vendor policy is to provide a fair and equitable process by which diverse businesses can compete on the basis of their service delivery and pricing. We encourage and solicit the participation of diverse vendors in all contracting opportunities, and we are committed to making an extra effort to include diverse suppliers in our searches.

Prospective and current vendors will be asked to complete a questionnaire including the diversity status of the organization's board, executive leadership and staff, as well as questions on general diversity practices or policies. Diversity status will be evaluated on the following classifications:

  • Minority-owned (based on race/ethnicity)

  • Woman-owned

  • Specific programs to recruit, develop and retain diverse talent of all types

  • Specific programs that measure and report on the success of workplace diversity programs

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is at the core of who we are as a company. Lyric Opera will contract with a world-class group of vendors and service providers that will benefit our patrons, audience members, employees — and our service partners — and the community where we live and work.