In 1975 – before some of us were even born – a small group of Georgia corporations came together to discuss inclusive procurement practices. Their vision became a movement that would become the GMSDC. Their foresight has changed the way business is done in Georgia. Given the political climate of business at the time, our founding corporate partners were forward-thinking leaders that challenged the traditional procurement practices. Our corporate partners are the lifeblood of the GMSDC. Without their support and encouragement, there would be no GMSDC.
Last month we recognized Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines and Georgia Power. This month, we continue to spotlight our remaining founding partners: AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, and WestRock (formerly MeadWestveco).
For more than 50 years, AT&T has been a longstanding leader in supplier diversity. Last year, they spent $9.2 billion with Minority Business Enterprises. Because of AT&T’s continued support and commitment to the community, we can stay connected through this time.
AT&T’s Response to COVID-19 [Read More]
Supplier diversity is an integral component of The Coca-Cola Company’s diversity management strategy. As an indication, they are committed to spend $1 billion with diverse suppliers by 2020. Coca-Cola has demonstrated their leadership and commitment to the community throughout the years and it is evident during this time.
Coca-Cola North America, MakersRespond Address Critical Shortage of PPE [Read More]
WestRock’s supplier diversity initiative strategy focuses on three areas – their customers, community and the company. Their supplier diversity initiative also drives economic development in places where they have operations, extending procurement opportunities to diverse businesses that provide jobs in local communities.
WestRock provides 21,000 boxes to package meals for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic [Read More]