supplier diversity

Creating a Citizenship 'Ripple Effect' in Procter & Gamble's Supply Chain

Global Supplier Citizenship Summit Focuses on Equality & Inclusion, Community Impact and Environmental Sustainability

Unlocking the Value of Diversity in Supply Chains

By Dr. Randhir Thakur | Chief Supply Chain Officer, Intel Corporation

Celebrating Black History Month brings opportunity to engage more deeply in conversations with friends, family members, and colleagues. While many are familiar with Dr. Martin Luther King’s civil rights efforts, we may not easily recall the importance he placed on economic equity in outlining his vision for a more inclusive world. In the famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, King highlighted the “vast ocean of material prosperity” that lay beyond the reach of many American citizens. King knew that freedom depended a great deal on access to economic opportunities. 

Promoting Diversity Within Our Supply Chain


Hershey actively supports an inclusive marketplace through our supplier diversity program that creates business opportunities for qualified and diversely-owned enterprises. Besides enabling us to represent and better understand our consumers, diverse supply chains drive innovation and fresh thinking and reflect our diverse employee base, cementing their pride and sense of engagement in working for our company.

Merck Recognized by NMSDC for Advancing Minority Business Inclusion


Merck is honored to be recognized as a 2020 Corporation of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). 

NMSDC presents its prestigious “Corporation of the Year” Award(s) to recognize a select number of national corporate members and their exemplary achievements in minority supplier inclusion.  This award is regarded as the most significant honor to a major corporation for the utilization of ethnic minority-owned (Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American) suppliers.

FCA Wins Back-to-Back 'Corporation of the Year' Honors From the National Minority Supplier Development Council

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  • Award recognizes company’s leadership in expanding opportunities for minority suppliers
  • FCA now tracking spend with LGBTQ- and disable-owned enterprises
  • More than $80 billion purchased from minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned suppliers since 1983

November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - FCA was named National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Class IV "Corporation of the Year" at the 2020 National Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange held virtually on Oct 29. This is the second year in a row FCA has received this award.

Rona Fourté Breaks Down Barriers and Promotes Supplier Inclusion


Rona joined United Airlines in October 2019 as the leader of their supplier diversity program. In collaboration with United’s Global Community Engagement team, whose objectives include breaking down barriers and promoting inclusion, Rona is responsible for the development and implementation of business enterprise programs to meet diversity goals through advocacy, influence, training and analysis.

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How Business Roundtable Companies Have Responded to Four Critical Issues Advancing Racial Equity in the Workplace


Today, we analyze how the BRT signatories in our coverage universe (151 of the 206 total companies whose executives have signed the statement) measure up on transparency around four of these key actions: conducting a pay equity analysis, disclosing workforce demographic data, funding local education programs, and instituting a diverse supplier policy. 

Instituting a Supplier Diversity Policy

Fifth Third's Marsha Thornton, Supplier Diversity Experts Share Critical Lessons

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Fifth Third Bank’s Director of Supplier Diversity Marsha Thornton was recently featured in Women’s Enterprise USA (WE USA), the United States' foremost quarterly print and digital publication supporting Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs).

Alexion: Working with Our Suppliers


Alexion partners with a wide variety of third parties to deliver the goods and services required to support the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing therapies. We work to develop mutually beneficial relationships that support our corporate goals, while engaging in a manner that supports our patient focus and values.


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