FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. — May 3, 2023 — WEConnect International along with partners Disability:IN and the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, NGLCC, was proud to announce the 2023 Top Global Champions for Supplier Diversity & (SD&I) during the 2023 Annual Gala, a remarkable gathering of top thinkers, business leaders, policymakers, and academics worldwide, all coming together to celebrate the progress of inclusive sourcing and sustainability! This distinction recognizes corporations for achieving the highest percentages of non-US diverse spending among all survey participants and is based on an extremely competitive and rigorous application process.
The 2023 Top Global Champions for Supplier Diversity & Inclusion are made of some of the world’s largest corporations that have demonstrated their commitment to global inclusive sourcing from diverse groups including minority-, women-, LGBT- and disabled-owned businesses. This year’s awardees were honored in platinum, gold, silver, and bronze categories.
Platinum Top Global Champions: Platinum – Top level of commitment to global supplier diversity and inclusion and the best of the best among the global champions in regard to inclusive spending, policies, and proceduresP.
Platinum Top Global Champions: AstraZeneca, CBRE, CDW, Diageo, ExxonMobil, Earnst & Young (EY), Ford, Intel, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Johnson & Johnson, Kelly Services, Kyndryl, Merck, Micron and The World Bank Group
Gold Top Global Champions: Gold – Demonstrated a high level of commitment to global supplier diversity and inclusion and exceeded the average global champions in regard to inclusive spending, policies, and procedures.
Gold Top Global Champions: AB InBev, Accenture, Adient, ADM, Citigroup, Comcast, Deloitte, Eaton, Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and Unilever
Silver Top Global Champions: Silver – Commendable commitment to global supplier diversity and inclusion in regard to growing inclusive spending, policies, and procedures.
Silver Top Global Champions: Barilla, Bayer, bp, Cargill, Cushman & Wakefield, Google, Hershey’s, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hilton, Marriott International, Moody’s, Randstad, Sanofi and TE Connectivity
Bronze Top Global Champions: Bronze – Committed to global supplier diversity and inclusion by starting or expanding inclusive spending, policies, and procedures.
Bronze Top Global Champions: ANZ, Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton and Guyana Water
These WEConnect International Top Global Champion Award-winning multinational giants are leading the way toward more inclusive value chains. WEConnect International is proud to recognize their dedication and commitment to global supplier diversity and inclusion. WEConnect International will continue to promote these companies’ work to advance global supplier diversity and inclusion.
About WEConnect International
WEConnect International is a member-led, global non-profit that brings motivated, large corporate, multilateral, and government buyers together with qualified women-owned suppliers around the world. It works with over 180 multinational buying organizations, with over $3 trillion in annual purchasing power combined, that have committed to sourcing more products and services from women-owned businesses based in over 140 countries. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women’s business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International provides Women Business Enterprise certification in over 55 countries that represent 70% of the world’s population. https://weconnectinternational.org/