Top Company for Supplier Diversity: Wyndham Worldwide
Accepting Award: Stephen Holmes, Chairman and CEO
Reasons for Honor:
Wyndham Worldwide is truly an exceptional company when it comes to supplier diversity. The company spends close to 15 percent and slightly more than 10 percent of its total procurement with Tier I and Tier II diverse suppliers, respectively.
Wyndham Worldwide includes diverse suppliers when possible in each request for proposal and bid notice. The company mentors existing and potential suppliers, and seeks to build partnerships with each supplier.
Wyndham Worldwide doesn’t only focus on supplier diversity domestically, but globally as well. The company partners with organizations such as Minority Supplier Development UK and Minority Supplier Development China to help it connect with diverse suppliers. Wyndham also works with WEConnect International, which seeks to empower women business owners to succeed in local and global markets.