Making an Impact, Making History for Supplier Diversity
When our decision to do what's right for our business becomes an opportunity for diverse businesses, we are thrilled. Sharing best practices and assisting others is how Comcast NBCUniversal defines leadership. That's why we were honored to become the first media and technology company inducted into the Billion Dollar Roundtable in August 2015.
Created in 2001 and united by a vision to lead, influence, and shape supplier diversity excellence globally, the Billion Dollar Roundtable is a prestigious corporate advocacy organization that celebrates companies that achieve spending of at least $1 billion with minority-owned and women-owned suppliers.
Peter Kiriacoulacos, Executive Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal, and Ajamu Johnson, Executive Director, Supplier Diversity & Strategic Procurement, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal, accepting the Billion Dollar Roundtable Award on behalf of the company.
Our multi-billion dollar spend with diverse businesses during the past five years was a direct result of Comcast NBCUniversal’s culture of diversity and inclusion and our supplier diversity team’s commitment to creating opportunities for diverse companies to compete – and win – a place in our supply chain. Our supplier diversity team creates opportunities for, and partners with, not only minority– and women-owned businesses, but also veteran–, LGBT–, and disability-owned businesses. All of these diverse businesses bring value to our supply chain and have a direct and positive impact on our culture of inclusion.
Cumulative Diverse Spend
Comcast NBCUniversal's spending with diverse suppliers has grown significantly over the past five years, with corresponding increases in spend with minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs). Diverse Tier II spend reported by prime suppliers also increased substantially since the company began this program in 2012.
YE 2010 - YE 2015
2012 – 2015
Pictured Above (from left): Jennifer Yohe Wagner Senior Vice President, Procurement, Comcast Cable; Kristina Chang Director, Procurement, Comcast Cable; Keith Sheeks Senior Director, Procurement, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal