In advance of the MSDUK Conference and Awards event in London, IBM's Head of Procurement for United Kingdom and Ireland Ross Mandiwall recently shared his thoughts about supplier diversity with Spend Matters. IBM is a sponsor of the 2016 MSDUK Conference and has been a WEConnect International global member for several years.
In his interview, Mandiwall states:
WEConnect International corporate member Cummins is launching its Environmental Gateway later this month and looking for market ready innovations in the resource efficiency space – from both corporates and SMEs.
Cummins is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Head-quartered in Indiana in the US, Cummins currently employs 55,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of c600 distributor and c7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015.
Global Corporate Member Walmart released its 2016 Global Responsibility Report this week. The report focuses on the corporations’ efforts to create economic opportunity, enhance sustainability, strengthen communities, and promote good governance across the globe. The report highlights Walmart’s efforts to increase sourcing from women-owned businesses and its work with WEConnect International on pages 40-46.