Many 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.