Carter Law Group, P.C. (the “Firm”) emphasizes the placement of business with local firms and providers. Reflecting its commitment to comprehensive environmental stewardship, the Firm similarly emphasizes sourcing from firms whose services and products:
(1) further the Firm’s community stewardship goals
(2) demonstrate superior long term sustainability, energy efficiency, and pollution minimization in product production and usage life cycles.
In addition, the Firm has an articulated commitment to institutional diversity across lines of race, ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation. The Firm therefore encourages the placing of its business with firms and individuals representative, especially in terms of ownership or management, of these goals of institutional diversity.
Local Vendors and Service Providers. Preferential use of local vendors and service providers recognizes the fundamental interdependence between the Firm and the larger Arizona community as a whole. The potential advantages of local suppliers in terms of service, delivery and dedication are clear.
Environmentally Committed Suppliers. The Firm’s commitment to environmental stewardship is a core value and dictates a high sensitivity to like commitment on the part of vendors selected to supply the Firm and to the products and services they offer.
Minority-Owned Vendors. The Firm’s commitment to institutional diversity should be reflected in the placing of Firm business so as to encourage the entrepreneurial efforts of minorities within Arizona specifically, and the region and nation more generally.
Preferential sourcing from local suppliers for Firm needs should be driven by more than geographic proximity. Where local vendors are unable to offer superior pricing to the Firm, local vendors should offer qualitative factors – product quality, delivery, service, after-sale support, and terms – that comprise a package which gives them equal or superior overall competitiveness with large chain vendors.
With respect to purchasing decisions where heavy emphasis is given to environmental impact factors over pure pricing, the Firm will keep in view its fiscal stewardship obligations to its clients in making the Firm’s services accessible and affordable.