Macy’s is committed to attracting and retaining diverse talent not only by way of our hiring process, but also in our vendor community – striving to partner with minority- and women-owned businesses. In fact, in 2016, our purchases from minority- and women-owned businesses totaled more than $1 billion.
At Macy’s, Inc., diversity and inclusion is core to our business, and we are committed to making progress across all areas of our business: workforce, supplier diversity, marketing, and merchandising.
“Supplier diversity is a key business opportunity for America to continue to grow and thrive,” said vice president of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability, John Munson, Jr. “Supplier diversity is more than just using vendors of different ethnicities and gender. It brings diversity of thought. A diverse supplier base is good for the economic growth of the communities where we live, work, and play. Investing more in this area gives Macy’s a great customer advantage because it reflects our customer base.”
At Macy’s, Inc., it’s important to us that our vendors also reflect the diversity of our customers. Thanks to our supplier diversity team, our efforts in this area have received industry-leading recognition, including recent accolades for Macy’s, Inc. and our leaders, efforts, and programs.
Here are a few of the ways we’ve been honored for our commitment to supplier diversity:
a regional chapter of the National Minority Supplier Development Council
for making substantial investments in the Hispanic business community
recognized for our proven commitment to developing diverse enterprises and driving innovative supplier development initiatives as well as involvement with minority supplier development councils
the only national recognition for companies with world-class supplier diversity programs created to reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses
for our diverse employee base and board of directors, and for our percentage of procurement dollars spent with companies owned by members of diverse groups.
Shawn Outler, executive vice president, Licensed Businesses, Food Services and Multicultural Initiatives and Felicia Williams, executive vice president, Controller/Enterprise Risk