Best of the Decade lauds firms' supplier diversity programs

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DALLAS, April 17, 2023 — Minority Business News USA (MBN USA) and Women's Enterprise USA(WE USA) are pleased to announce their 2023 Best of the Decade honorees. These corporations are the best-of-the-best in supply-chain diversity, excelling in their staunch commitment to minority business development and inclusion. This prestigious list celebrates outstanding supplier diversity programs that consistently drive progress and incomparable innovation in the supply chain. The 2023 Best of the Decade list is being published this year to celebrate TexCorp Communications’ 35th anniversary. Don McKneely started the company in 1988 with the launch of MBN USA.


“We are pleased to salute our 2023 Best of the Decade honorees, particularly this year as we celebrate our company’s 35th year of promoting the value of minority-owned and woman-owned business development and recognizing corporate supplier diversity success,” he said. “These corporations' demonstrated commitments to qualified, diverse suppliers are helping to build a stronger, more inclusive global supply chain.”



The 2023 honorees were chosen by this year's Best of the Decade Selection Committee based on their scores against a set of key indicators including:

  • Identification of strategic opportunities to include and grow diverse suppliers.
  • Meaningful engagement in supplier diversity advocacy organizations and councils.
  • Impactful promotion of supplier diversity to improve the companies’ business performances.
  • Encouragement of innovative ideas among employees and suppliers.
  • Significant long-term commitment to supplier diversity.
  • C-suite executive program support.

Congratulations to the 2023 Best of the Decade honorees, listed below in alphabetical order.

Accenture PLC

Adient PLC

Allstate Insurance Co.

Altria Group Inc.

Amazon Inc.

American Airlines

American Express Co.

American Family Mutual Insurance Co.

American Water Works Co. Inc.

Amgen Inc.


Apple Inc.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.

AT&T Inc.

Avis Budget Group Inc.

Bank of America Corp.

BASF Corp.

BMW of North America LLC

BNSF Railway Co.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

The Boeing Co.

Boston Scientific Corp.

BP America Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Capital One Financial Corp.

Cardinal Health Inc.

Cargill Inc.

Caterpillar Inc.

CBRE Group Inc.

CDW Corporation

Celanese Corp.

Chevron Corp.

Cintas Corp.

The Clorox Co.

The Coca-Cola Co.

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Comcast NBCU Universal

Comerica Inc.

Conagra Brands Inc.

ConocoPhillips Co.

Corteva Agriscience

Cummins Inc.

Cushman & Wakefield

CVS Health Corp.

Dell Technologies Inc.

DTE Energy Co.

DuPont de Nemours Inc.

Eaton Corp. PLC

Entergy Corp.

Ericsson Inc.

Exelon Corporation

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Ernst & Young LLP

FedEx Corp.

Fifth Third Bancorp

Fluor Corp.

Ford Motor Company

General Motors

Google LLC


Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

The Home Depot Inc.

Honda Manufacturing of America LLC

IBM Corp.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson Controls Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kaiser Permanente

Kellogg Co.


The Kroger Co.

Lear Corp.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

Macy’s Inc.

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.


Merck & Co. Inc.

Meta Platforms Inc.

Microsoft Corp.

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

New York Life Insurance Co.

Nissan North America Inc.

The ODP Corp.

Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

PepsiCo Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Pitney Bowes Inc.

The Procter & Gamble Co.

Raytheon Technologies Corp.

Robert Half International Inc.

Shell USA Inc.

Sodexo SA

Southern California Edison Co.

Stellantis NV

Sysco Corp.

Target Corp.

Texas Instruments Inc.

T-Mobile USA Inc.

Toyota Motor North America Inc.

Trane Technologies PLC

Truist Financial Corp.

United Airlines Inc.

UPS Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc.

Vistra Corp.

Vizient Inc.


Walmart Inc.

Wells Fargo & Co.

About Minority Business News USA (MBN USA)

MBN USA, marking its 35th year in 2023, is the nation’s oldest and leading print and digital news source solely dedicated to promoting the value of minority business development and recognizing corporate supplier diversity success. Since its inception, MBN USA has received numerous awards for its body of work in this arena. Follow us on social media @mbnusa.

About Women’s Enterprise USA (WE USA)

WE USA is the nation's foremost quarterly print and digital publication supporting women's business enterprises (WBEs) and supply-chain inclusion. Since its founding in 1992, WE USA has received numerous awards for its work in WBE supplier diversity development over its more than thirty years championing supplier diversity. Follow us on social media @weusamagazine.

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