Consistent with our commitment to advancing equity, CLE seeks to contract with vendors and service providers based on ethical procurement criteria. CLE commits to spending its money with organizations that are led by people of color, owned by people with disabilities, pay livable wages, and align with our organizational standards of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging. We seek out vendors as partners that align with our mission, vision, and core values. Whenever possible, CLE purchases materials and services that are sourced locally from local, minority-owned businesses. These include office supplies, memberships, technical solutions, and various other products.