The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) recognized 21 outstanding corporate partners for their excellent performance and commitment to supplier diversity at its CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference, the largest national procurement event for the Pan Asian American and AANHPI business community, held June 6-8, 2023, in Las Vegas.
“We honor the supplier diversity champions who have gone above and beyond to create opportunities and value for the Pan Asian American and AANHPI business community,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC CEO. “USPAACC is proud to partner with these corporations who share our vision of inclusion, innovation, and impact.
The 2023 Supplier Diversity Champions include AgileOne, AT&T, Blue Shield of California, Centene Corporation, Citizens Bank, Delta Air Lines, Denny’s, Drexel University, Kyndryl, Liberty Mutual, Logitech, Mass Mutual, Merck, Nationwide, PG&E, Raytheon Technologies, SCE, TIAA, Trane Technologies, Truist Bank, and Walmart. USPAACC selected these corporations based on transparency, innovation, inclusion, impact, and integration of their supplier diversity programs.
The Supplier Diversity Champions program is a growth-based initiative that aims to recognize and celebrate supplier diversity’s unsung heroes that provide tools and resources to foster growth and development of diverse suppliers and buyers outside of spend amount to strengthen the global and domestic supply chain. Launched in January 2023, this program creates more opportunities and value for the Pan Asian Americans, the AANHPI business community, and MBEs. By partnering with corporations and government entities that share the vision of inclusion, innovation, and impact, the program helps to promote and propel economic growth and job creation for Asian American businesses and the Pan Asian American community.
USPAACC’s Supplier Diversity Champions program received 74 applications from US-based corporations, government entities, and large nonprofits demonstrating their progress and achievements in supplier diversity year-over-year. Unlike other initiatives, transparency distinguishes Supplier Diversity Champions as the program is based on corporate, government, or large nonprofit initiatives that go beyond spending and also focus on inclusion, impact, and integration of supplier diversity programs into the community.
Beginning January 1, 2024, USPAACC’s Supplier Diversity Champions program will start accepting applications from corporations, government entities, and large nonprofits who wish their programs to be recognized as true champions in supplier diversity. Interested applicants should visit the official Supplier Diversity Champions online portal – https://sdchampions.org/.
USPAACC is the most established and effective national nonprofit, nonpartisan business organization representing the unified voice for equal opportunity for Pan Asian American/AANHPI and Pan Asian American/AANHPI-related groups
For more information on USPAACC’s Supplier Diversity Champions program, email [email protected] or call (202) 296-5221.
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