In a world where managing the environmental and social impacts of supply chains is becoming increasingly important for our clients, Capgemini NA is setting an example with its own Supplier Diversity Program.
Enterprises which are owned by minorities or women are among the fastest growing in the US economy. Since 2003, Capgemini’s Accelerated Solutions Environment has provided a forum for training, teaching and mentoring such companies, helping them solve complex problems, facilitate planning and speed up decision making. In addition, Capgemini partners with local minority and women-owned businesses to meet the unique needs of clients.
“Capgemini has a responsibility not only to our clients and suppliers to be a responsible buyer of products and services, but also to the local communities around the globe where we operate and live to be responsible citizens,” explains David Ferguson, Chief Procurement Officer for Capgemini NA.
Recognition for Capgemini’s efforts to improve supplier diversity include:
- The 2004 Southern California Minority Business Development Corporate Leadership Award
- The Women’s Business Council Southwest Corporate Challenge Award
- The TXU Gold Star Award
- The Minority Enterprise Development Dollar Roundtable Award
In 2006, Richard Lynch of Capgemini Energy’s Supply Chain Service was selected as one of “100 Men Impacting Supplier Diversity” by Minority Business News Magazine.