Corporate Feature-II

American Water Finds Supplier Diversity Success Through Intentionality

American Water has experienced phenomenal success in implementing its Supplier Diversity initiative. This success comes from relentless intentional strategizing to find diverse suppliers who contribute to and build a stronger community connection.

-By Sharon Ross

American Water spends approximately $418M with certied diverse suppliers annually which represent 19.3% of total spend of $2.1B. The success of the Supplier Diversity initiative demonstrates the importance of being intentional in attracting and retaining diverse suppliers. The corporate philosophy is: Supplier Diversity is viewed as a business imperative; it is a strategic initiative that requires t....