We value and support diversity in the supply chain because it is smart business and the right thing to do. Our company is supported by a diverse population and we believe we have a responsibility to reciprocate. A diverse supplier base leads to improved supplier performance, competitive pricing and enhanced creativity and innovation.
We set rigorous annual corporate goals for spending with diverse businesses. Our partnerships with diverse suppliers translate into economic growth and increased employment opportunities in the communities we serve. We actively partner with government agencies, minority business groups and advocacy organizations to develop sourcing opportunities for diverse suppliers.