supplier diversity

Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council Names FCA Executive as Chairman of the Board

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February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) named FCA North America Head of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Scott Thiele as Chairman of the Board for the next two years, leading the group’s efforts to advance opportunities for minority-owned businesses. He replaces DTE Chief Procurement Officer Tony Tomczak. 

How L’OCCITANE Promotes an Holistic Approach of Development in Favor of Its Women Producers in Burkina Faso

By Justine Humbert, Biodiversity & Sustainable Ingredients Specialist, L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE
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It's quite something to be invited to New York to speak at the Business Call to Action Annual Forum. And it's a huge responsibility too, because I want to do justice to the women of Burkina Faso who work so hard to make shea butter for L'OCCITANE. Without them, I wouldn't have a success story to tell.
 
It was a humbling experience to meet these women in Burkina Faso and see how they live and work. From gathering the shea nuts through all the stages involved in making shea butter, it's a long, laborious process. I have nothing but respect for them.
 

Piedmont Natural Gas Completes Its Largest Debt Issuance Aided by Disabled-Veteran-Owned Banks

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has successfully closed a $600 million debt offering – its largest debt issuance in the history of the company and its first since it merged with Duke Energy.

Sodexo Recognized as One of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises

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GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/– Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has been named to Women’s Business Enterprise National Council's (WBENC) 19th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’

Duke Energy Once Again Named to Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity

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Duke Energy is proud to once again be named to Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity. We serve increasingly diverse communities in an increasingly complex world. That is why diversity and inclusion are central to both our work today and our vision for the future.

Caterpillar's Value Chain

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Caterpillar is engineering our value chains just like we engineer our products, into a synchronized system that maximizes quality, value and speed to the customer. Learn more here about how we work with our suppliers and dealers to do so.

Also, in 2016, Caterpillar began proactively requesting suppliers to complete a self-assessment to confirm their alignment to Caterpillar’s Supplier Code of Conduct. Our goal is a response from 95 percent of our priority suppliers by 2020.

VMware's Supplier Diversity Initiative Recognized by OMNI50 List for "Multicultural Business Practices"

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VMware has been named an Omni Top 50 Organization for Multicultural Business Opportunities for its commitment to supplier diversity.

The Omni50 "represent the Top 50 Organizations who are awarding the most business to the growing culturally diverse marketplace across the United States. These same organizations are also successfully appealing to the growing millennial generation, which, by 2020, will be the largest diverse market segment in America (a market segment that is forcing brands to evolve from minority/diversity paradigms to inclusion)."

Comcast NBCUniversal Q&A: A Seat at the Billion Dollar Roundtable

Peter Kiriacoulacos, Comcast NBCUniversal’s Chief Procurement Officer, and Rick Hughes, Chairman of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, discuss how supplier diversity drives better outcomes for businesses and their communities.
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The Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) is a corporate advocacy organization created in 2001 to recognize and celebrate companies that achieved spending of at least $1 billion with diverse-owned suppliers.  Since Comcast NBCUniversal became the first media and technology company inducted into the BDR in 2015, our commitment to diverse suppliers has only strengthened, and our company has seen tremendous benefits as a result. 

Suppliers Stir Up Fresh Perspectives

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Variety isn’t merely the spice of life — it’s also healthy for our business. Every day across Comcast NBCUniversal, our thousands of suppliers with diverse ethnic, cultural, and experiential backgrounds contribute unique perspectives that help us better serve customers and viewers.

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