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The Mission of Supply Chain Management at Southwest Airlines

In support of connecting People with what's important in their lives, Southwest Airlines is committed to maintaining our low-cost Leadership through effective and efficient procurement practices and ensuring that we spend our valuable capital wisely.

All suppliers are treated fairly and impartially during the evaluation and selection process. We use more than one selection process, depending on Company requirements and supply market conditions. Each selection process, however, is focused on the most efficient way to achieve the same results, the best value combination of quality, reliability, and service for Southwest Airlines at the lowest total cost.

It is important that everyone involved in the procurement processthe Supply Chain Management Department, our Internal Customers, and our suppliers and potential suppliersall have a common understanding of the Southwest Airlines procurement process.

Our Suppliers

Working with our suppliers is an important part of being a good corporate citizen. We partner with our suppliers not only because of the impact they have on the products and equipment we use in the skies, on the ground, and in our offices, but also their impact on our triple bottom line. We build sustainable relationships with our suppliers to help fulfill our operational needs, stimulate economic growth in the communities we serve, and satisfy the expectations of our stakeholders.

Our Procurement Ethics

Southwest Airlines expects all internal and external participants in the procurement process to observe the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Let's connect

Interested in becoming a Southwest Supplier? Send your company information to Procurement@wnco.com. Please include all contact information: name, address, phone, preferred email, and short description of product or service offering. If you are a Small and/or Diverse Supplier please see below.

Upon successful submission of your company's information, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 20 business days. If there is a need for your product or service, you will be contacted for further information. Thank you for your interest in doing business with Southwest Airlines!

Our Supplier Diversity Commitment

At Southwest, Diversity is more than a word—it’s the fabric of our Culture. We’re dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment for our Employees, our Customers, Suppliers, and the Communities we serve. Suppliers are an integral part of our success. Our Supplier Diversity Program seeks sustainable, diverse suppliers that are: Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-owned, HUBZone, Veteran-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned, Minority-owned, Disabled-owned, and LGBT-owned. These suppliers help fulfill our operational needs, stimulate economic growth in the Communities we serve, and satisfy the expectations of our Stakeholders.

The Supplier Diversity Team is here for you! We’re your advocate for doing business with Southwest. We can help match your company’s capabilities with our buyers and commodity managers. We’d love to hear about how your company can play a role in helping Southwest Airlines become the World’s Most Loved, Most Flown, and Most Profitable Airline. Please see our Supplier Diversity brochure under related information for information on how to connect with the Southwest Supplier Diversity Team.

Conclusion

At Southwest, we strive to be as efficient as possible while holding our Suppliers to low cost and high ethical standards. Our Southwest One Report provides comprehensive information about our annual efforts on environmental progress and illustrates how we participate in our communities, treat our People, and source our suppliers. For more information, view our Southwest One Report.

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