Principles and Procurement


We agree and follow Institute for Supply Management’s
Principles and Standards of Ethical Supply Management Conduct and Principles of Sustainability and Social Responsibility, and choose to work with company that share these same values.

Principles and Procurement

The Seeds of Substance, Inc. Procurement Team is fully following the Principles below:

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Company-Wide Point of View
  • Communication
  • Personal Responsibility

These principles apply to the way we think about and treat parents, children, senior citizens, and communities as well as ourselves. Furthermore, we seek to do business only with companies and persons that share these same core values.


Our vision is to ensure that Seeds of Substance, a passionate and innovative Non Profit Organization that helps enhance parents, children, senior citizens, and communities as well as structure our company for continuous growth and leadership.

Our goal is to develop and deliver significant business and community services. We will do so by:

  • Building partnerships with the Business Units and Functions to identify and pursue real business opportunities and to solve real business and family problems.
  • Working collaboratively with Operations, Marketing, Quality, Logistics, Human Resources, IT and other organizations to ensure that our efforts meet or exceed parents, children, senior citizen and communities expectations.
  • Designing, aligning and building an organization of highly skilled, business-oriented procurement professionals.
  • Developing and involving loyal, skilled, productive and innovative Non Profit Organization personnel.
  • Implementing and continually upgrading our processes, systems and tools.

We are also committed to developing and applying Procurement

Best Practices, including:

  • Senior Citizens
  • Focusing on the Children
  • Applying a Disciplined Strategic Sourcing Process
  • Working in a Cross-Functional Team Environment
  • Using Competition to Compel Value
  • Creating a Win-Win Relationships, Internally and Externally
  • Leaving No Door Closed or Stone Unturned
  • Achieving Comprehensive Community Satisfaction
Comprehensive Community Satisfaction

It is our humanly duty to help the less fortunate. Therefore, as a Non Profit Organization in your community, we will offer your community nothing less than Comprehensive Community S atisfaction (CCS).

CCS is community-based process where we demand accountability, commitment and quality from the parents, children and citizens in the community. We must be willing to take ownership to correct problems and prevent issues that get in the way of our children becoming excellent well-rounded citizens.

Comprehensive Community Satisfaction is defined as

  • Meet and exceed basic needs for our children
  • Give extraordinary service and support
  • Exhibit Great Character
  • Delivered service and support exactly when needed

Work with the parents to ensure our children are

  • Self-discipline
  • Initiative
  • Perceptiveness
  • Moreover, productive young persons
Non-Discrimination Policy

Seeds of Substance, Inc. (SOS Kidz) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, our policy includes prohibitions of harassment of children, parents and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.

Affirmative Action in employment is required for women; racial and ethnic minorities; disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and Vietnam-era veterans; and individuals with disabilities in order to address under-representation in the workforce.

SOS Kidz is committed to the principle of equal opportunity, especially in all aspects of employee relations, including employment, salary administration, employee development, promotion, and transfer.

Inquiries concerning applicable laws, regulations, and policies should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity , 207 S. Houston Street 3rd Floor, Dallas, Texas 75202 tel. and TTY 1-800-669-6820; SOS Kidz is committed to compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Title I and Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Executive Order 11246 (1965), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

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