Billion Dollar Roundtable Inducts Comcast NBCUniversal
Membership Recognizes Global Media and Technology Company’s Commitment to Supplier Diversity DALLAS, August 19, 2015 – The Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc. (BDR), a top-level corporate advocacy organization that promotes supply chain diversity excellence, announced today that it recently inducted Comcast NBCUniversal as its newest member during the annual BDR... Read more
Engaging Nontraditional Minority Suppliers: Prudential
Prudential provides meaningful opportunities for diverse suppliers to compete for its business. Prudential embraces diversity and inclusion and sees it as inextricably linked to achieving our aspirations: To be a people leader, business leader, and most admired company. Vendor diversity is a key initiative for the company. The underlying... Read more

Hosted by BBC World News presenter George Alagiah , the MSDUK 2012 Awards will recognize achievements of EMBs in the categories of Innovation, Business Growth, and Responsible Business Practices. Corporation of the Year award will be given to a large private sector firm championing supplier diversity.

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Supplier diversity is a key element of London 2012’s commitment to diversity. In 2008, Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) explored procurement policies and practices in the London boroughs hosting the games. The EHRC concluded that significant attempts have been made to improve supplier diversity, but only a small number had actually won contracts. Since then, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) issued a Diversity and Inclusion Business Charter to state its goals of supplier diversity at the games.

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A new program, Supplier-Connection.org, allows small business owners to better capitalize on supplier contracts for national organizations.

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Some of our top companies share their strategies and solutions for creating partnerships with companies that advocate employees with disabilities and using suppliers with disabilities.

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Many large corporations are challenged with raising awareness about supplier diversity throughout all levels of the business.

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Becoming a certified minority-owned business is a big step. But as I learned through the years, it is only the beginning of a journey.

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At Marriott International, our vision is to integrate our global diversity and inclusion efforts within every facet of our organization.

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One of the first measures companies take when identifying efficiencies, streamlining operations and reducing costs, is to consolidate supply chain/procurement vendors. For better or for worse, this practice tends to favor large-scale suppliers who can usually offer more goods and services for less.

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