CHICAGO – The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has been named as one of “America’s Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2014” by DiversityBusiness.com.
Known as the Div50, the list recognizes the top 50 organizations that differentiate themselves in the marketplace by providing the best opportunities and the most business for companies owned by minorities and women. BCBSA ranks 20th on the 2014 list and is joined by some of the largest and best known companies in the U.S.
“We are proud that our record of inclusion has won recognition on the Div50 list, which recognizes the commitment that the Association and its 37 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies have in cultivating successful business partnerships with diverse suppliers across the country,” said Jody Voss, vice president of strategic business services for BCBSA. “The Blues® believe that strengthening business diversity contributes to our organizational success and the overall economic well-being of the communities we serve.”
The 14th annual list was produced by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B online website. This year’s Div50 was determined based on responses to an online survey from 1.3 million diverse business owners. The businesses that completed the survey based their responses on factors such as volume, consistency and quality of business opportunities granted to women and minority-owned companies.
“The diversity practices of the Div50 have changed the course of economic inclusion and thereby the world as we know it”, said Kenton Clarke, CEO of DiversityBusiness.com. “The great diversity and vision of our country and our people have made this possible. DiversityBusiness.com is proud to have been a force in the business world for such positive change and opportunity.”
For more information on BCBSA’s diversity program, please visit http://bcbs.com/careers/ "company culture" tab. Information on BCBSA’s Supplier Diversity Program can be found at http://www.bcbs.com/supplier-diversity/.