Here at Acility we fully support supplier diversity. We are certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), which provides opportunities for businesses of diverse backgrounds to connect with each other and corporate members.
We believe the best way to enhance communities is through diversity. We play our part in this by ensuring that our affiliates mirror our diverse population of employees and customers. In addition, by providing opportunities to our diverse affiliates we are helping to grow and develop their business, further encouraging that our Network of Service providers reflects the markets we collectively serve.
Encouraging such a diverse workforce brings many benefits, not only to our company, but to the individuals who make it function. Having this belief woven into our company values has helped us achieve overall:
- An increase in productivity and gain of new perspectives
- Employees that use their knowledge and experience to relate to customers, providing better service and increased retention rate
- A workforce with an open mind set
- The ability to learn from each other’s personal skills, capabilities, and experiences that have allowed them to succeed
Our Supplier Diversity Initiative
Supporting inclusion and equal opportunities is an incredibly important cause to our company culture. Diversity aids economic vitality. It is important that we ensure diverse businesses have an equal opportunity to compete with other suppliers. Through our Supplier Diversity initiative, we focus primarily on disadvantaged businesses, including women and minority-owned businesses.
We recently attended the 2016 NMSDC conference in Chicago, IL. This was our second year at the conference, where we met and mingled with peers, colleagues, and business partners who share a common goal. We always enjoy being surrounded by people who incorporate supplier diversity in their business and strive to bring awareness in the corporate world.
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