Initiative supports firms that ‘Walk the Talk’ on inclusion, supplier diversity

The U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) has announced the creation of a new program, Supplier Diversity Champions that encourages and inspires corporations to use more minority and diverse businesses owned by Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, disabled, LGBT, veterans and women in their purchasing activities.

USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen made the virtual announcement as corporate members, Asian American businesses, federal and state government representatives, and USPAACC board and regional chapter leadership joined the live meeting to lend their support.

“It is time for us to recognize these agents of change, champions of diversity and inclusion who are steadfastly committed to helping to ensure the communities they serve would grow and thrive,” Allen said.

Supplier Diversity Champions will recognize corporations that show an increase in their supplier diversity spending.

This growth-based initiative has been in development for over a year, Allen said, and it was President Biden’s Executive Order 13985 instructing all federal agencies to increase their purchase from minority businesses from 5% to 15% in the next five years, that has propelled USPAACC to officially announce this new program at the conclusion of a recent Synergy Forward national conference.

The new program was announced on the third day of Celebr ASIAN Business Development Conference Part 2. The first part was held in early June, also through a virtual platform.

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