The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been recognized by multicultural B2B online website DiversityBusiness.com as the top government agency for providing opportunities to diverse business owners in the USA.
The announcement was made at DiversityBusiness’s 16th Annual National Summit where USPS collected the award for the fifth consecutive year. More than 1.5 million companies with diverse business owners participated in the online election, which contained questions based on volume, consistency and quality of business initiatives granted to companies owned by women and minorities.
Megan J Brennan, Postmaster General and CEO, USPS, said, “The Supplier Diversity program continues to strengthen our competitiveness in the marketplace. I am proud of our continued commitment to maintaining a strong, competitive and diverse supplier base.
“Throughout the supply chain process, we carefully evaluate proposals and solicitation criteria to ensure the consideration of small, minority-owned, and women-owned business participation.”
Kenton Clarke, president and CEO of DiversityBusiness.com, said, “We are honored that the postal service has retained the number one position. USPS has continued to set the benchmark in driving economic opportunities throughout our diverse business communities while also promoting a strong, inclusive culture throughout their organization.
“Coupled with the dedicated leadership of the organization, it comes as no surprise why the organization has remained among the top each year. We truly applaud the postal service’s consistent efforts in moving our economy forward.”
April 26, 2016