This Longitudes blog post is an abridged Q&A with Kris Oswold, Director of Supplier Diversity at UPS and was originally featured in Business Equality Pride (BEQPride) magazine. The Business Equality Network (BEQ) is a group of strategic media, consulting, research and business accelerators committed to reaching and empowering LGBTQ, women, minority and other underrepresented, underserved and underutilized business communities.
BEQ Pride: If you could change one thing about how corporations manage their supplier diversity programs, what would it be?
UPS views diversity and inclusion as a top business priority.
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UPS is a global company—and is becoming even more so as much of the world’s economic and population growth continues to occur in emerging markets. We must ensure that the demographics and experiences of our workforce and supply base reflect the wide range of customers we serve. These are among the reasons that UPS views diversity and inclusion as a top business priority. We have the potential to do more and be more by integrating often disparate efforts into a well-coordinated strategy that leverages people and resources across a complex global organization.
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.
By Justine Humbert, Biodiversity & Sustainable Ingredients Specialist, L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE
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.
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.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 6, 2019/3BL Media/– Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced todaythat 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 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 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 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)."