Kathleen Marran @ UPS | Alexandra Waldman @ Universal Standard
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Kathleen Marran, UPS Vice President of Marketing, Diverse Segments: women business owners face difficulties in raising money and handling that first big order — how exactly do you master the logistics needed to keep pace with rising customer demand?
Marran says it’s not just about shipping. Upstart entrepreneurs must navigate the challenges of streamlining payments, finding suppliers and going international, issues that make or break any small business.
Recently, we announced a partnership with Certify My Company to assist self-classified suppliers in obtaining third-party diversity certifications.
The partnership furthers our commitment to increase overall spend with small and diverse suppliers to 25 percent by 2025. Our robust supply chain already includes more than 6,000 small or diverse suppliers, about 18 percent of which are third-party certified as diverse. A diverse business is generally defined as one that is 51 percent owned and controlled by women, ethnic minorities, veterans, LGBTQ, or disabled person(s).
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA recently issued its 2016/2017 Global Corporate Responsibility Report. The report provides an overview of the company’s corporate responsibility activities, progress and performance in the areas of Access to Health, Employees, Environmental Sustainability and Ethics & Transparency.
Sodexo is partner to nearly 1,700 national, regional and local diverse vendors throughout North America
GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, operates at more than 9,000 client sites throughout North America, providing more than 100 technical services ranging from facilities management to food service operations. It is a huge operational footprint and an immense opportunity for diverse suppliers, which are increasingly in demand by Fortune 500 businesses.
MetLife is the highest ranking insurance company and second highest in financial services on the 2014 list of America’s Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities.
NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – MetLife [NYSE:MET] is the highest ranking insurance company and second highest in financial services on the 2014 list of America’s Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities.
The 14th annual “Div50” list, produced by DiversityBusiness.com, highlights the top 50 corporate and organizational buyers from diverse suppliers throughout the U.S, representing over 1.3 million businesses.