Supplier expectations and considerations

We expect the following from our suppliers:

  • Professionalism
  • Cooperation
  • Recognition of and respect for diversity
  • Communication that is continuous, frequent, open, honest, clear and immediate
  • Confidentiality — Nationwide and its suppliers sometimes share confidential information, usually in the form of written documentation. This information shall be used only to successfully complete work for Nationwide. A nondisclosure agreement (NDA) must be executed. Third-party access to this information is unacceptable except upon prior written consent by Nationwide.
  • Ethics — As a foundation for trust and good-faith relationships, we hold ourselves accountable to high ethical standards.
  • Nationwide Supplier Code of Conduct

What is the Procurement supplier selection process?

To make sure we're working with only the best, our selection process includes a review of:
  • Supplier capabilities
  • Supplier's ability to agree to Nationwide contractual documents
  • Annual and/or financial reports
  • D&B/Dun & Bradstreet (or comparable) reports
  • Customer and/or supplier references
  • Industry publications
  • Credit, criminal and civil court records
  • Insurance information
  • Judgments and other court actions
  • Licensing
  • Sanctions

Entry into the prospective Nationwide supplier database does not ensure that your company will be awarded business from Nationwide or that your company will be contacted.