The Billion Dollar Roundtable Inc. (BDR) recently held its annual summit in Chicago, Illinois.
Hosted by BDR member company CDW Corp., the summit's theme was “Game On: Moving Global Supplier Diversity Beyond Spend,” focused on the global economic impact of supplier diversity spend.
BDR, a nonprofit corporate advocacy organization that promotes supply chain diversity excellence, inducted seven new companies into its membership at the summit. The 2023 inductees are Abbott, Amazon, Bristol Myers Squibb, Caterpillar, Citi, Duke Energy and ExxonMobil. Membership now stands at 39, the most in BDR history, including a total of 11 member companies joining since 2022.
BDR member companies commit to documented supply chain spend of $1 billion or more annually on a first-tier basis with diverse suppliers as a condition of membership.