Pitney Bowes Hosts 2nd Annual Supplier Diversity Summit
Summit Seeks to Build Greater Awareness of the Value of Company Supported Supplier Diversity Programs
STAMFORD, Conn., May 15, 2012 - Pitney Bowes will host the 2nd annual Supplier Diversity Summit at its World Headquarters in Stamford, CT. The summit will feature a wide range of internal stakeholders across the business and prime suppliers, coupled with diverse suppliers looking to gain a better understanding of Pitney Bowes’ procurement opportunities and how to do business with Pitney Bowes.”
Chairman, President, and CEO, Pitney Bowes, Murray Martin will kick off the summit with remarks to conference attendees on the value that supplier diversity brings to Pitney Bowes. Keynote speaker, Al Williams Chief Procurement Officer, from Accenture will focus on the innovation and world class services that diverse businesses bring to global enterprises. Partner organizations including the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Pamela Prince-Eason President-CEO and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Dr. Fred McKinney, President, Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, will also deliver remarks.
Laura Taylor, vice president strategic sourcing and procurement operations shares that “additionally as part of the exchange, diverse suppliers will have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with key internal stakeholders and prime suppliers in one on one matchmaker sessions.”
“Diversity and inclusion are business imperatives for us at Pitney Bowes. This includes having diverse suppliers who we believe are essential for delivering value in our global markets. Our diverse suppliers are innovative, dedicated, high quality partners. They give us a competitive advantage that is good for us and good for our customers," notes Murray Martin, chairman, president, and ceo, Pitney Bowes Inc.
In 2011, Pitney Bowes’ commitment to supplier diversity resulted in strong performance in spend with diverse suppliers, in addition to a notable increase in the inclusion of diverse suppliers in sourcing opportunities. Included in this increase were successful contract awards to diverse businesses in the areas of staffing, janitorial services and products, courier services, security services, manufacturing, and logistics.
Pitney Bowes was recently honored by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises, the only national award honoring corporations for world class programs that level the playing field for women’s business enterprises (WBEs) to compete for corporate business.
About Pitney Bowes
Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with more than 20,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™.