Contributing to AT&T’s Success in Diversity

SM1_8246_new_Blog Rick Aspan June 12, 2014

Diversity AwardMany of the world’s largest companies can point to diversity as a key asset and a foundation for future success. Diversity obviously is represented in the workforce, but also is a focus for many companies in their all-important supply chains.

Network giant AT&T is one such company. Since 1968, the company’s Global Supplier Diversity organization has led the way in helping make AT&T among the world’s leading companies when it comes to identifying and doing business with diverse suppliers.

As part of that broad effort, certain AT&T suppliers are required to meet diversity goals through its Prime Supplier Program, which has been instrumental in helping prime suppliers increase the utilization of minority, women and disabled-veteran owned businesses in their supply chains.

CommScope is designated as an AT&T Prime Supplier, and we are extremely honored to have been one of a select group to win the AT&T 2013 Supplier Diversity Crystal Award, presented early this month at an awards ceremony. This award recognizes those who attained and/or exceeded 21.5 percent diversity utilization in 2013.

We believe the award is exemplary of our commitment to collaborating with our customers, suppliers and the local communities along side of AT&T. Notably, the award recognizes our performance in contributing to AT&T exceeding its diversity spending target for its Prime Supplier program.

Congratulations to all involved in this noteworthy performance and endeavor.

About the Author

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Rick Aspan

Rick Aspan, APR, is vice president of Corporate Communications at CommScope. A former journalist, he has more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications functions in the telecom, internet and networking industries at companies such as MCI, Ameritech and Tellabs.